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Last Update: November 17, 2020

There has been a lot of blogs written recently regarding site comments and how frustrating it is to get poor quality comments. I found this in my "WA File" and thought I'd share.

I thought it had some useful pointers and might help you get more QUALITY comments on your website.

For commentors - once again, do NOT confuse website comments with feedback.

Comments are provided on the website and are your reaction or opinion about the content you've just read.

Feedback is NOT done on the website but it is done with the blogger (WA member) privately. It provides helpful information on how the member can improve their website. It can be anything from the website design to the actual wording of a post.

I hope this helps both the blogger AND the commenter.

Happy Blogging
Hugs
~Debbi

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etseil20 Premium Plus
Hi Debbi,

Thank you for sharing this information on comments.

I ask for comments on a regular basis, and it can be frustrating getting low-quality comments. I get them on occasion, and I know it's important to reiterate on users leaving great comments.

This map offers great suggestions on leaving comments- I love it!

Thanks again for sharing- it'll help for sure!

Best,

-Eric
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Debbi26 Premium
You're welcome, Eric. This is such a hot topic right now. I'm glad this can help.

~Debbi
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Dadaz123 Premium
Thank you for this helpful resource. I don't have a problem giving comments. I just detest the way the comment website makes me read a post a second time before allowing me to comment on it! I find it most frustrating.
I love the infographic. I will save it up
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Debbi26 Premium
Well, I don't think some people even really read it the first time based on some of the comments. Obviously, you're doing it right.🤗
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SylviaChrist Premium
Yes, Debbi. For example, if I get feedback because someone thinks he needs to correct my grammar mistakes, I try to contact and ask for a comment. And give them comment directly on their website. I let them know that my website is not the place where I will approve such feedback. It works fine. They have a comment and me too. But it didn't happen very often.
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Debbi26 Premium
I just threw that in because I know it's can be confusing to many new people. Thanks for your input.
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BrightSales Premium
I love this post. You did well making putting it together for us to understand.
I want to share something here with you. I recently did a comment on a content for a website. After waiting for approval, it came back as disapproved. I read the reason as to why it was disapproved. But I was not happy with the answer from the website owner. The person was actually scolding me and accusing me of copying and pasting, including accusing me of not reading the content when I actually spent 10-12 minutes going through the long blog and clicking on some links. I was furious and I did left an comment on the page again with my e-mail. I made that person look so bad.
I really think that if the website owner wants a good relationship with his/her readers, he/she should never accused them of doing this and that. He/she could have simply say that the comment was low and unsatisfactory. I would have been ok with that. But the person went too far. I had to let the person have it. Your post will help us commentators and website owners do better with each other. Thank you friend. All the best!


If that person is reading this, you know who you are.
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Debbi26 Premium
That's one of the reasons that I was hoping this post would help. There's been a lot of issues with comments from both sides (commentors/website owners)


~Debbi
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Eugene Premium Plus
John, it's sometimes good to bring these people out in the open so they know.
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BrightSales Premium
If the person would have made a comment here, I'd point the person out. So far no show. The funny thing is that this person should know better that the comments received are from the W.A. community members and therefore, the respect should be given. I really don't think that the person should be in any business for treating visitors that way. But I got even after the insults. I'll leave things as it is for now. Thanks for suggesting friend. All the best!
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Patbracy Premium
Great informative post. Thanks for sharing.
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Debbi26 Premium
You're welcome. 😊
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