Ugh. Ever since posting last week about the great experience I had been having with SiteComments, it seems that the Kraken of SiteComment Idiocy has been unleashed.
Gents: when visiting a website about Cellulite (the website is pink), mentioning that you do not have cellulite and nor does your girlfriend makes me wonder how you got there. Then to go on to say that you have no interest in cellulite as it doesn't affect you is unhelpful. These comments are supposed to at least appear somewhat organic. What, were you just noodling around on the internet, happened upon a website, on a subject you had no interest in, and decided to comment? No, I didn't think so.
I've had the usual rash of SiteFeedback in the comments section too. Sigh.
What I fail to understand, is why people offer comments when they clearly have no interest in the subject, and can't feign interest for the purpose of this platform.
It's very easy. I have seen a few websites that I don't feel at all able to comment on, so I don't, I move onto the next one and offer a comment that is relevant. That way it leaves the comment request open, so that someone else who will have something better to say can do so.
As a small example. Today I offered a comment on a site which was discussing the importance of cleaning my cat's teeth. I had no idea I was supposed to clean her teeth. I had assumed cats were self-cleaning. I was initially planning to dig out one of my old toothbrushes and scrub them with Colgate. Upon further reading, the author warned me against this course of action as apparently cats do not react well to toothpaste or human toothbrushes. Well, I learned something. 1. My cat needs her teeth cleaned and 2. Buy a cat toothbrush, don't use my own. I was able to leave a relevant comment.
Conversely, I also happened upon a website requesting comments about a supplement to assist men with their performance in the bedroom. Not being a man, nor keeping one, nor having much experience with such matters, I decided to move on. And offer a comment on a site that I felt I could say something intelligent about. Leaving this comment request open for a more suitable commenter.
Ah well, that be my daily rant. I hope everyone is having a wonderfully productive day!
And I'm now worried about my cat's teeth :)