Site comment needs more than just a disapproval button!
I am trying to get "quality" comments on my website, but it seems that a lot of members are just there for the "credit". Don't get me wrong, I have received some good ones in the past from experienced users who knows what a quality comment is but I would say that 7 or even 8 out of 10 comments I receive are the typical "Wow, I did not know about this "or "thank you for your helpful article"... Just this morning I needed to disapprove 2 before I could get a good one.
Up untiI lately I have been accepting every comments I was receiving and then deleting them on my Wordpress dashboard instead of the aggravation of writing an explanation "why" I was disapproving the comment.
But it's not the way it should work, I know! Using my own credits to pay for a poorly written comment does not make Site Comment better...
Instead I propose this: Eric has written a very good blog post about the subject in May of last year and I would like to bring it back to the front of the platform to remind other members "how" to write a great comment and keep your approval rate over 80%:
I am sure there are other blog posts like this, but I found this one very pertinent to what I am talking about here, especially this part that I copied from Eric's blog post:
"The #1 Focus: Comment from the point of view of someone who would have made a Google search directly related to the main idea of the post you're commenting on. This instantly places you in the audience the author was targeting."
That is exactly what the mindset of someone using Site comment should have! Without this mindset, you are just adding empty words and if it is the case, there is no use adding it to any website.
I know that it's not every member that are abusing Site Comments, however, from now on, if the comment does not make the cut, I will not be using my own credits anymore!
Stay Safe everybody!