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I added a couple of my post in SiteComments. I had the gentleman actually comment on 2 of them.

The 2 comments were sort of short and very similar. Would you
1. Appr

Hi Lee Ann - lots of great and interesting comments here :-)

My take is this:
You are paying for these comments (by leaving 2 good comments in exchange for one) so you have a right to get something close to what you need.

A comment should add value to the topic and give you enough substance so you can construct a reasonable reply.

So if it doesn't do that, hit the Disapprove button.

BUT

If you ask for 1 comment, Site Comments often gives you 2, or 3. Let's say you asked for 1. If you disapprove it you will get another and another until you do approve 1.

However, I'm not sure what happens if you have 2 or 3 and disapprove 1. You may or may not get another. I know for certain in one case I asked for 1, got 3, disapproved 1 but didn't get another.

So, the question now becomes, do you want to risk throwing away a comment?

If the answer is No, you can always edit it, and I have edited several comments, some almost rewritten, in order to get another comment.

As some people have pointed out, some commenters skim through the process for the $ and I hate letting them get away with it but that decision is up to you.

Hope that helped a bit :-)
Ian

Hi Lee,

It looks like you have some great answers already and I am inclined to agree 100%!

All the best,

Diane

Thank you Diane. I didn't really think the question would this great of a response : )

Thank you for trying to help though. I do appreciate it.
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

Very subjectively I would disapprove. 2 short and similar comments, no, sorry. This is the disadvantage of the paid comment trend. People jump on the comment just for the money. This is not a progress in my point of view. But...

Thank you very much Anne. Although I wanted to believe that this member was actually trying, I just don't see it.

THe more and more I look at the comments, the more I think it is just a quick buck for him.

I do appreciate your input my friend.
Wishing you the best in all you do

Lee Ann

It's up to you. If you disapprove them, you can enter why at the time of disapproval. If they are relevant and work with your post, I'd approve them, if not, reject and give the reason.

Thank you very much Scott.
I don't find either of them to be relevant per say.

i didn't know that when you disapprove a comment you were able to tell them why.

THat is great news. If this member is genuine and not just trying to earn money, I don't want to discourage him, but yet let him know that his comments need some work.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

If the comment is applicable to the post, I would approve it. If not, I wouldn't.

In the real world, I read spammy looking comments on people's super successful and popular post and YouTube videos all of the time. So, I would not worry about the issue too much.

The only time I edit my comments is if they added some site feedback. I'll typically take that out and leave the rest of the comment.

I'll make a mental note of the site feedback but I don't want it with my comments.

Thank you very much. is my way of thinking as well. The comments are very generic and only focus on scams in general and not the information in my article.
I do edit comments to fix typos or grammar, most of the time.
Thank you for your input. I greatly appreciate it.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

Same to you Lee Ann

Hello Lee,
Unfortunately some comments seem to come from Assembly Line Factory Ltd.
More of the same, where "same" stands for short, repetitive, redundant, offering little to no value.
Personally, I would approve one because it is very likely that a reader leaves a short, complimentary comment and disapprove the other (twice the same stuff is far from being credible). I would then send him a pm to explain him that you expect more value from fellow members's paid comments.

Hello there : )
Nice to see you helping me with this.

I tried to find the member so that I could see his point of view in case he was just getting started on leaving comments. I can't find him anywhere by his WordPress name.

The comments basically say the same things, they are just worded differently. Neither of them are really based on the information in my articles other than the fact that the articles are both scams.

I don't have to disapprove without letting him know why. I think he is trying to do right, but may need further knowledge on leaving comments.

I don't like decisions like this ; (
I am used to the comments that I receive being focused on the actual content.

I really appreciate you taking the time to help me with this.
Wishing you the best in all you do

Lee Ann
P.S.
It is really great to see you

Sorry Lee, I struggled to post my reply, my internet is throwing tantrums today. Because of that, I have just realized that I failed to include this part:
"You can find him in 'my notifications', just click on the bell at the top right corner."

OMG!! I feel a little silly now. I knew that, just not at that moment. I feel ashamed. Definitely did not even think about that until you mentioned it.

Woohoo. Thank you my friend. You are awesome.

Comments don't need to be extremely different (shouldn't be copied or anything, though). But comments are about engaging with your audience, and I personally believe that you can't control (and shouldn't control) what your audience says...within reason. Don't approve spam, don't approve anything inappropriate, vulgar, etc. You can edit to fix that sort of stuff or spelling errors, but I wouldn't change the whole comment around to be different. It's probably unlikely that either person saw the other person's comment to know that something like that had already been said.

Instead, take your time to respond and maybe talk about different things in each reply to make them different.

Thank you Holly.
The comments in question were left by the same person on 2 different post.

I did fix the grammar issues. But neither comment really relate to my post other than the fact that both articles are about scams.

You have given great advice. I know there are a couple of members that I have left comments on several of their post. Having the same individual commenting, isn't an issue for me.

To me, that just makes it look like they really enjoy my content.
I will see if I can smooth it out with my responses. This will definitely test my ability : )

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

That's great! Yeah, it's unfortunate that some people don't truly try to leave an engaging comment. If it was the same comment by the same person on separate articles, I would probably approve one and disapprove the other and let them know that they already left that comment elsewhere.

Lee,
Disapprove if you wish a form comes up for you to
explain why you are taking the stand of giving
them the disapproval so they are notified of your
reason and decision.
These people need to realize comments go out where
other people on the internet and Google sees them.
Do the due diligence of actually reading the material
and commenting properly or do not leave comments!

Many people are doing this now to make money from the
comment section and I do not approve any comments
that are not completely relevant to my post.
Susie

You are awesome Susie. I didn't realise that you were able to explain to them why you disapproved a comment.

I agree with you about the exchange of comments for money. There always has to be someone to try to beat the system.

I am not so sure that this member is trying to do that, although I could be wrong.

Thank you for assisting me with this. I really do appreciate it : )
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

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I added a couple of my post in SiteComments. I had the gentleman actually comment on 2 of them.

The 2 comments were sort of short and very similar. Would you
1. Appr

Hi Lee Ann - lots of great and interesting comments here :-)

My take is this:
You are paying for these comments (by leaving 2 good comments in exchange for one) so you have a right to get something close to what you need.

A comment should add value to the topic and give you enough substance so you can construct a reasonable reply.

So if it doesn't do that, hit the Disapprove button.

BUT

If you ask for 1 comment, Site Comments often gives you 2, or 3. Let's say you asked for 1. If you disapprove it you will get another and another until you do approve 1.

However, I'm not sure what happens if you have 2 or 3 and disapprove 1. You may or may not get another. I know for certain in one case I asked for 1, got 3, disapproved 1 but didn't get another.

So, the question now becomes, do you want to risk throwing away a comment?

If the answer is No, you can always edit it, and I have edited several comments, some almost rewritten, in order to get another comment.

As some people have pointed out, some commenters skim through the process for the $ and I hate letting them get away with it but that decision is up to you.

Hope that helped a bit :-)
Ian

Hi Lee,

It looks like you have some great answers already and I am inclined to agree 100%!

All the best,

Diane

Thank you Diane. I didn't really think the question would this great of a response : )

Thank you for trying to help though. I do appreciate it.
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

Very subjectively I would disapprove. 2 short and similar comments, no, sorry. This is the disadvantage of the paid comment trend. People jump on the comment just for the money. This is not a progress in my point of view. But...

Thank you very much Anne. Although I wanted to believe that this member was actually trying, I just don't see it.

THe more and more I look at the comments, the more I think it is just a quick buck for him.

I do appreciate your input my friend.
Wishing you the best in all you do

Lee Ann

It's up to you. If you disapprove them, you can enter why at the time of disapproval. If they are relevant and work with your post, I'd approve them, if not, reject and give the reason.

Thank you very much Scott.
I don't find either of them to be relevant per say.

i didn't know that when you disapprove a comment you were able to tell them why.

THat is great news. If this member is genuine and not just trying to earn money, I don't want to discourage him, but yet let him know that his comments need some work.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

If the comment is applicable to the post, I would approve it. If not, I wouldn't.

In the real world, I read spammy looking comments on people's super successful and popular post and YouTube videos all of the time. So, I would not worry about the issue too much.

The only time I edit my comments is if they added some site feedback. I'll typically take that out and leave the rest of the comment.

I'll make a mental note of the site feedback but I don't want it with my comments.

Thank you very much. is my way of thinking as well. The comments are very generic and only focus on scams in general and not the information in my article.
I do edit comments to fix typos or grammar, most of the time.
Thank you for your input. I greatly appreciate it.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

Same to you Lee Ann

Hello Lee,
Unfortunately some comments seem to come from Assembly Line Factory Ltd.
More of the same, where "same" stands for short, repetitive, redundant, offering little to no value.
Personally, I would approve one because it is very likely that a reader leaves a short, complimentary comment and disapprove the other (twice the same stuff is far from being credible). I would then send him a pm to explain him that you expect more value from fellow members's paid comments.

Hello there : )
Nice to see you helping me with this.

I tried to find the member so that I could see his point of view in case he was just getting started on leaving comments. I can't find him anywhere by his WordPress name.

The comments basically say the same things, they are just worded differently. Neither of them are really based on the information in my articles other than the fact that the articles are both scams.

I don't have to disapprove without letting him know why. I think he is trying to do right, but may need further knowledge on leaving comments.

I don't like decisions like this ; (
I am used to the comments that I receive being focused on the actual content.

I really appreciate you taking the time to help me with this.
Wishing you the best in all you do

Lee Ann
P.S.
It is really great to see you

Sorry Lee, I struggled to post my reply, my internet is throwing tantrums today. Because of that, I have just realized that I failed to include this part:
"You can find him in 'my notifications', just click on the bell at the top right corner."

OMG!! I feel a little silly now. I knew that, just not at that moment. I feel ashamed. Definitely did not even think about that until you mentioned it.

Woohoo. Thank you my friend. You are awesome.

Comments don't need to be extremely different (shouldn't be copied or anything, though). But comments are about engaging with your audience, and I personally believe that you can't control (and shouldn't control) what your audience says...within reason. Don't approve spam, don't approve anything inappropriate, vulgar, etc. You can edit to fix that sort of stuff or spelling errors, but I wouldn't change the whole comment around to be different. It's probably unlikely that either person saw the other person's comment to know that something like that had already been said.

Instead, take your time to respond and maybe talk about different things in each reply to make them different.

Thank you Holly.
The comments in question were left by the same person on 2 different post.

I did fix the grammar issues. But neither comment really relate to my post other than the fact that both articles are about scams.

You have given great advice. I know there are a couple of members that I have left comments on several of their post. Having the same individual commenting, isn't an issue for me.

To me, that just makes it look like they really enjoy my content.
I will see if I can smooth it out with my responses. This will definitely test my ability : )

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

That's great! Yeah, it's unfortunate that some people don't truly try to leave an engaging comment. If it was the same comment by the same person on separate articles, I would probably approve one and disapprove the other and let them know that they already left that comment elsewhere.

Lee,
Disapprove if you wish a form comes up for you to
explain why you are taking the stand of giving
them the disapproval so they are notified of your
reason and decision.
These people need to realize comments go out where
other people on the internet and Google sees them.
Do the due diligence of actually reading the material
and commenting properly or do not leave comments!

Many people are doing this now to make money from the
comment section and I do not approve any comments
that are not completely relevant to my post.
Susie

You are awesome Susie. I didn't realise that you were able to explain to them why you disapproved a comment.

I agree with you about the exchange of comments for money. There always has to be someone to try to beat the system.

I am not so sure that this member is trying to do that, although I could be wrong.

Thank you for assisting me with this. I really do appreciate it : )
Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann

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