Skipping articles you don't like in Site Comments 2.0?

Last Update: October 16, 2018

When using Site Comments 2.0, if you are offered an article that seems too scammy and gives you that "unclean" feeling, you should definitely skip it! After all, your Gravatar and reputation is attached to your comment. Pass up that 50 cents and move on to the next one. Even if 200 other people have left glowing comments on the article. You're doing yourself and the author a favor by giving it a pass.

I'm curious to see if anyone else has been faced with this conundrum. How have you dealt with it? Comment anyway while scrunching up your lip in your best disgust face, or skip it and leave it to someone else?

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Loes Premium
You can check off certain categories in your settings.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/comments/settings
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Foobard Premium
I recently added a bunch of categories because there were no articles to offer comments on.
The vast majority of posts I see, while I might not like the post, I can pick something out to offer a good comment on.
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Loes Premium
Them it's likely you have to skip a few
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Foobard Premium
Thanks Loes. What about the “just close the window and come back later strategy”? Do you know if that is better than clicking “skip”?
Thanks!
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Loes Premium
Yes, that's much better:)
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Foobard Premium
Thanks! Very good to know.
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JKulk1 Premium
I haven't come across any that I would consider to 'Scammy', however, I have had some that leave a lot to be desired. Some are so poorly written that you have to wonder if google will take note of those 'Glowing' comments that don't really reflect the truth about the blog. Others are ones that I really don't know anything about and find far to difficult to discuss. Then there are those that you get the same website three times in a row. I refuse to comment on any of those I mentioned. I simply leave the comments section and do other work on my website, or writing content, and then go back about 20 minutes later. Jim
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Foobard Premium
If the post is on a topic I don’t know anything about, chances are there is SOMETHING on the post I can make a comment on. Might be a single sentence.

Is there a difference between clicking “skip” vs just closing the page and coming back later? That might be better.

Thanks for your comment! You all have given me some good ideas! :-)
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JKulk1 Premium
When I close the post and come back later I don't lose any time or points. I guess what I should have said above is that there are some topics that I simply refuse to talk about and don't find the slightest bit interesting. Mind you, these are far and few between. The majority of sites are excellent.
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Foobard Premium
You were perfectly clear. I’ll definitely be doing the “close the post and come back later” nonskip skip.

Thanks for the feedback. Very helpful.
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PaulWatson Premium
This is probably the worng way to go about this, but I have opened a few sites that either didn;t resonate at all, or were too close in type to the one that I just commented on.

I didn't actually skip them, i just left them and came back later. I am not up to the point of earning $$ yet so it doesn't really affect that. I just didn;t want to leave poor comments as I have had some on mine where the person clearly had no interest in my niche.
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Foobard Premium
Well yeah, I don’t want to leave poor comments either Thats a waste of time for everyone concerned. The person who wants comments has to go through them and approve or disapprove. They have to deal with people who confuse site comments with site feedback, copy pasted generic comments that have nothing to do with anything.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that you don’t have to leave the 200th glowing comment on a post that’s devoid of any kind of useful information.
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JSmiddy Premium
Can’t skip articles now cuz if your skip rate is to high u can’t get paid for leaving comments. I am trying to get my skip rate below 20% so I can qualify
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Foobard Premium
Very true. That’s why this is hard. Do the right thing that makes you feel good, or keep your % up so you can pay some bills?
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Zarina Premium
Alternatively, you could use a different email with no image/different name for the sites that you wouldn't want your Gravatar be associated with. (Well, I would use a different name for me as my name is pretty rare, especially in the blogging/online business field).
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Foobard Premium
Thanks, Zarina.
I’m not sure why I didn’t think of that!
Excellent idea.
Thanks!
(I think even if I had an alt gravatar, there are still comments I would skip and leave for others)
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fyre Premium
I can't go there but, it's clever. Personally, if I cannot comment honestly I will just close the window and come back later.
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