Frustrated with Terrible Comments on My Articles!

Last Update: June 15, 2019

I am writing a lot of articles for both my sites, so I request a lot of comments. It is very clear to me that most people are barely going through the motions and don't really read the entire article.

I know this because they make comments that have nothing to do with the article. They ask questions that are clearly answered in the article. Some people talk about themselves and don't say anything about the article.

And I am sad to say that many of the comments are grammatically incorrect and so many spelling errors. Come on people, proofread you comments. I have to edit so many comments to make them comprehensible and that takes time away from other things I need to be doing on my sites.

Please go back to the training and really learn how to do high quality comments. It helps you and me.

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Jimmyk16 Premium
I am in a health niche and always ask for 1 comment on my posts and end up receiving 6 to 10 extra comments. Sometimes I get repeaters and have to disapprove the comment. In most cases I end up editing the comments to fit my post.

Most of the times the people who comment do not know anything about diabetes and say they will recommend to a friend or relative that has it.

There are many places like YouTube for example, that will let people say whatever they want, good or bad comment, anything goes.
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chender684 Premium
I don't mind getting more comments than I request, as long as they are relevant and engaging for the topic.
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accad Premium
They should talk about themselves if it's experience related to the article.
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chender684 Premium
Yes, if it is related.
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ColleenF1 Premium
I completely agree! As a rule, I spend at least 20 minutes or longer reading the entire post and taking time to think of legitimate questions.
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chender684 Premium
That is awesome Colleen.
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Dhind1 Premium
I can see how this would frustrate you, it seems like you have been patient so far. I am the same way I do not want to disprove comments as I would not want that for myself. But sometimes you have to be tough.
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chender684 Premium
I have disapproved a few, but I have had to edit many more to make sure they make sense.
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FKelso Premium
I've had a couple like that myself lately, and have come close to deleting them. However, I know how this feels, because at times I have had a comment deleted unjustly, I've felt. I don't want to make others feel that way.

You are right, though. People should at least read the article and try to make an appropriate comment. I just asked for a comment on a post I thought was especially good and got one back that was completely irrelevant. If I weren't such a softie, I would have deleted it.
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chender684 Premium
If people don't provide what your are asking for, you should disapprove them or they will never learn. I always provide a good explanation for why I disapprove them.
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FKelso Premium
Where do you put an explanation?
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chender684 Premium
When you reject a comment, your get a window to provide them feedback on why.
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FKelso Premium
Really? Guess I haven't rejected many comments, as I don't remember seeing such a window.
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Jenna11 Premium
Sorry to hear, Curtis. I am very fortunate with comments. But the comments are mostly from great and serious WA friends. I only one time requested comments and got from one person a 45-sec comment. Actually two of them on two articles.

I approved that time. But next time I won't. And I would think, Curtis, if you see a poor quality comment, disapprove it and give the chance to somebody else to comment.
Aloha, Jenna
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chender684 Premium
Thank you Jenna, I completely agree.
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Jenna11 Premium
My mother-in-law said to me that sometimes tough love is good and educating ;-)

I'm learning :-))

Aloha, Jenna
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Marlasmith Premium
I have to agree with you. I really struggle with approving many of my comments. Maybe about half of them are good.
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chender684 Premium
Wow, half is even worse than mine. Hopefully yours will get better.
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RAFStuart Premium
Interesting post, just started to really get comments, but found them so far to be of great value to me, hope that your soon improve.
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chender684 Premium
You are a lucky man.
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RAFStuart Premium
Just hope that it stays that way. lol.
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GauravGaur Premium
Hi, Curtis.
I make sure to write my comment on word page and then copy/paste on the comment portal. In this way, it is checked by Grammarly for all the mistakes.

Sometimes I get the topic totally irrelevant to my interests like drone carriers or camera tripods or characters of a novel, I feel helpless. But when I read that article out of compulsion I am able to write a lot of stuff in comments.
So yes, We must read the article fully before attempting for comments.
Presently I am having 95% Approval Rate and 0% Skip Rate out of 130 comments written in last 15 days.
Is it Good indicator or I need to improve in commenting?
Warm Regards,
Gaurav Gaur
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chender684 Premium
Sounds like your are doing the right things Gaurav. Good idea to first do comments in word so you can check grammar and spelling.
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1Summer Premium
I can certainly emphathize!

There is no excuse for improper grammar and/or spelling errors, particularly when there are tools available to help us with our spelling and grammar. Though I do understand that when we write comments from our phones, phones do have a tendency of inserting it's two-cents...this easily ends up in misspellings and other WILD grammatical errors!

It's best to write comments from our desktops/laptops, but not our phones for that reason...

We are in the writing business whether directly or indirectly and when we don't take an extra minute or two to re-read our posts or correct our misspellings and other grammar peccadilloes we send out the wrong message of who we are...

We need to spend a little more time to check our spelling and grammar!

Have a good weekend!

Cheers!
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chender684 Premium
I agree, make comments from a platform that is easy to use and doesn't auto correct and do bad things.
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Sam-K Premium
Yep , i faced that before .
And , actually i was writing bad comments myself when i was a beginner.
A way out of this dilemma is that i edit the comments myself and change them , correct them , and add to them .
That's it
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chender684 Premium
Good job Sam for correcting your errors. Hopefully more people will follow your example.
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