Site Comments Are Aggrivating Me

Last Update: January 07, 2019

So I am trying to leave comments for websites on a regular basis right. Well I can usually get like 2 comments in and then run out of sites that have requested comments. And then there are the times like this morning where there are no sites requesting comments.

I find this hard to believe with as many members as there are! I also run into the same issue in Site Feedback.

This makes earning the 50 credits in 30 days, for leaving comments and feedback very challenging for me. I want to reach 50 comments!!

Anyhow, that is my rant of the day lol. Does anyone else feel my pain on this?

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YanFellow Premium
This happens all the time. Part of the reason, Ibelieve, is that you need to leave 2 good comments before you can ask for 1 so, as a rough example, if 100 people want a comment for their site, they are going to have to give 200 comments to get that one so the supply is always going to be less than the demand. Hope that makes sense.

Ian
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sfortson Premium
It actually makes great sense!! Thanks for the response!!
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YanFellow Premium
Oh good! :-)

Ian
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j52powell Premium
The 50 credits are not my concern, but the same thing happens to me often. And then when posts to comment on show up, they often are on subjects that are completely out of my interest zone, like skin products for women, for example. I do my best to say something educated, but it is not easy.

The same thing seems to be happening with people who comment on my posts. Many respondents have obviously barely browsed and leave very shallow musings with poor grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, etc., indicating little to no interest and very speedy execution. I rewrite them so they are usable, sometimes completely.

I also hasten to add that some people do write excellent comments.
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DBlanchard Premium
It's kind of hit or miss.

I actually do the same for poorly written comments, unless it's actually impossible to do so. Since Site Comment 2.0, I only disapproved one comment because it was really off topic...
Besides that, I do get very high-quality comments too!
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Terand Premium
You are right, Joe. Sometimes, it is really diifcult to comment because it is beyond our knowledge/help. We can tell if the comment is genuine. Somehow, you can ‘feel’ it. I may be right or wrong :o)
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sfortson Premium
I agree 100%
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sfortson Premium
My comments have been fairly good quality, I hope I put out good quality comments as well. :)
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DBlanchard Premium
What I do is just skip the ones I have no knowledge about. You can't comment on something that you don't know right?
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YanFellow Premium
It's tempting to try to comment on every post but if it's a subject you're not familiar with, your comment often shows that and runs the risk of getting rejected. I only comment on subjects I'm familiar wtih.

If you get low quality comments - and you can tell, can't you? - reject them. If you ask for 2 comments and reject one, your request goes back in the pile until you get 2 comments you approve.

If you rewrite a commentyou're doing their job for them and giving them credit for it. You may as well comment on your own post on your site using a different email address.

There is a massive amount of training on how to leave a good comment and would-be commenters ought to familiarise themselves with the guidelines before leaving comments.

Yes, a few people do leae good comments :-)

Ian
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JackieSmith Premium
I believe you can select what subjects/categories you're interested in. I only get requests for comment for subjects that I have chosen.

I use the notifications from Kyle to my personal email address then click through to the comment thread.
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YanFellow Premium
That's the way to do it! :-)
Ian
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j52powell Premium
Thanks for your thoughts.

There are a lot that I don't comment on, but the pool available is low and it results in waiting. Also, unfortunately, in real life I have never commented on a post on a website and am not interested in most of the products or services. I am not much of a modern day consumer. Reading the website, watching the videos, etc. is very time consuming, as is writing the comment. And then when the payback comment is so minimal, it is depressing.

Recently I rejected a comment, which was actually a review and a very unhelpful negative one that showed that the person had not digested much of my post. He was not interested at all in my niche and pointed out that my presentation was extremely lacking in not getting him interested. I was happy just to reject it, but the system wanted a few sentences of explanation. So I provided it. It resulted in a reply from the individual that indicated extreme unhappiness using the f-word. I was disturbed about it for several days.

I get your suggestion, though, to reject them to teach them a lesson. I have gotten the same individuals providing really poor comments for me several times and they even contradict themselves or take on new identities from one comment to the next. One time the guy is an experienced scuba diver who wants to go to the dive sites I reviewed. The next time he wants to know what it would take to become a scuba diver. Also, I seem to get a lot of people commenting whose second or third language is English and it hard to make heads or tails out of what they say. Those I want to cut some slack.

My site is aimed primarily at experienced scuba divers. A few non-diver commenters have bucked up and made a show of it. Most who claim to be divers don't cut it. The rest appear as people who have stumbled onto my site as if they have no knowledge of diving whatsoever and need everything from square one. Overall I'd say 25% of the comments are "good."

Sorry, it turned into a long rant.

Joe
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j52powell Premium
I am using that system. I guess I need to refine it more. Thanks.
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YanFellow Premium
Hi Joe - hey, you said what needs to be said! I am also disappointed when I get poor comments but now I have no qualms about rejecting them: It was not always this way: Part of the problem is down to commenters not reading the training but some is down to people wanting to whizz through the comments ASA{P to earn credits and $.

As for lkeaving comments, yes it takes time - whcih is probably why there are so many poor ones. So if you don't have the time, don't do the comments :-) You can buy credits, I believe.

As for there not being enough sites to comment on - that's a problem everyone has. I also think, in desperation, some people try to comment on topics they aren't familiar with but that usually ends in tears.

Hope you get better comments in future,
Ian
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j52powell Premium
Thanks a lot for taking the time with me to give such details and providing the earlier posts. It is all useful for me.

Best regards,
Joe
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sfortson Premium
I totally agree!! You can definitely tell when someone has taken the time to read your article, versus skimming it and giving some lame comment.
I wish everyone followed your rule on comments.
Stacie
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YanFellow Premium
I'm basically saying it's just the way it is so you need toa ccept it and work with it :-)
Ian
But I know how annoying, disappointing and frustrating it can be.
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YanFellow Premium
Thanks, Stacie. It's disappointing and frustrating when you get poor comments but all you can do is hit the disaprove button.

Ian
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sfortson Premium
No problem, and I agree.
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Kosovari2019 Premium
thank you for the post
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sfortson Premium
No problem
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DBlanchard Premium
It happens to all of us I think...You just have to come back as often as you can. Before version 2.0 of Site Comment, I had requests returned to me because no one would comment on them. Now you have to snatch them as soon as they are up!

Keep on trying you will get your 50 comments in. Once you are "certified" you just have to keep your 50 comments in 30 days status to be paid for every 2 comments you give...
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sfortson Premium
I hope I get there lol, my timing sucks lol
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Terand Premium
Thank you for sharing, Stacie! For me, I just take accept it first.
What a goal! Wish your goal to be achieved! All the best, Stacie! :o)
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sfortson Premium
Thanks :)
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Terand Premium
It’s my pleasure, Stacie! Good luck! :o)
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