I've had enough! I am no longer the "good guy" in Site Comment!

Last Update: February 26, 2019

This will be a short one.

I am sick and tired of members using Site Comment to make a quick buck.

I asked for 3 comments this morning and I had to disapprove 4 of them before I could get 3 decent ones.

Some members don't even read my article, and thank me for recommending something, when in fact I am NOT recommending it!

They just cram words like "thanks for the nice review" twice in the same sentence and say things like "I will let my friend know about this" to let the algorithm let them press "Submit"!

I used to be gentle and when this happened I would edit the post to make it more relevant and grammatically correct. I even went as far as sending private messages to the member asking to change it so that I could approve it, but this is it!

From now on it's disapprove right away. No more chances!

That was my rant for the day 🙂

Have a great one everybody!

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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Denis,

I hope you have cooled down by now as your Cortisol goes sky high with a rant. I had to smile, please excuse me. I am still in the PM and correcting phase and up till today have never ever (yet) disapproved, but you never know.
I completely follow you as it happens to me too. From very nice, to quite ok, to not so nice this needs some work. When people ask silly questions which show they have not read my post or at least missed some of it I will be polite but become direct in my reply telling them so.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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tbowyer Premium
Hi Taetske.

Good. 👍

Reject them all, I say. (smirk)

I'm trying to store up a large number of credits to use when my websites go live and have plenty of content, so the only thing holding me back right now is the lack of opportunities. Weed out the insincere. 👌

Regards,
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DBlanchard Premium
🙂🙂 I have cooled down quite a bit Taetske 🙂🙂

My cortisol is way down, I just had to say it out loud. My "good samaritan" days are over!

I used to be OK with editing some comments to make them acceptable, but this morning I received 4 of them in a row. They obviously are using the platform to make money, and not reading anything, just browsing quickly and then quickly write a 2 sentence comment that has no value whatsoever.

Thanks for stopping by and making me smile!
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DBlanchard Premium
Exactly, that way we can receive more honest comments !
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Tayo,

I started with my website 2 years ago and at that time the Site Comment feature was not so popular as nowadays.
I have been busy with Site Comments for approx one year and have acquired the habit of doing 2 comments a day and putting up one of my posts/pages for comments. 2 Comments a day is about as much as I can handle. Like this I am rotating my 2 websites, checking on older posts, adding some text, photo, video, or link. Like this, my content stays quite fresh.
At WA we do our best to stay friendly as one should not forget we are many countries, cultures, and races all together in this adventure.
One thing is very important that one incorporates Grammarly as that is needed by most people, native speakers or not.
Your system sounds good but when you start please do not have 100 comments out of the blue as that looks strange. Better spread them over the total of your content as that will look more natural.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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tbowyer Premium
"but when you start please do not have 100 comments"
Thank you Taetske for pointing that out. I wouldn't have thought of it. 👍

"At WA we do our best to stay friendly"
Oh dear. But I always score such poor marks in friendliness tests. 😉
(I jest)
(A little)

Greetings back from weird-weather Midlands, UK. 😊
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laparra1 Premium
I said this as recently I left a comment and coming back sometime later to read the reply I found 94 comments in 2 days.
Ok, Tayo, I looked at your photo and as you are still young there will be time to learn.
Global Warming = Climate Change and I am living it. I moved into my farm in 1981 and during these years some seasons have gone missing. At the moment we are experiencing a little heat-wave, 6 degrees above normal.
So we are sitting in the sun eating the citrus fruits of the farm, don't get envious.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Barley1 Premium
I understand your frustration. You don't know how how many times I have said nice comments to someone's post when I couldn't even understand it because they didn't know how to write properly. And they could even spell correctly or they didn't even know how to use punctuation correctly.
But Kyle tells us to overlook this. I f we overlook it, how will this help them be successful. I know how you feel.

Danny
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Selenityjade Premium
Kyle tells us to overlook it in Site Comments because it's to get comments on a website. But Site Feedback is where we give advice on errors and stuff for improvement for the people looking for improvement. Site Feedback comments don't get approved to the website.

Hope that helps. It's a good system for people who care about improvement AND getting comments. Not a good system if you're just interested in comments.
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Barley1 Premium
Ok
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DBlanchard Premium
I have overlooked since October's upgrade, but my patience has a limit when you need 7 comments to get 3 good ones! I do realize that some members don't speak English as their first language, myself included, my mother tongue is French.

But this is not about grammatical or syntax errors.

This is about members using Site Comment to make money as fast as they can. I am not going to let them use my articles for that anymore!

This platform is to help each other gain authority and help with SEO by engaging with people, not to be a comment editor!
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Barley1 Premium
I agree but I don't know much about earnings money through site comments. I do it to get comments back.

Danny
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Dmonyer Premium
No mercy!
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DavidKellas Premium
Yeah, agreed, sometimes they clearly don't read through the article, this sucks, good post DBlanchard!
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CheDau Premium
Very irritating. I understand as I get the same comments once in a while. :)
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DBlanchard Premium
This morning it was just too much!
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