Why I've Just Disapproved 3 out of 4 Comments.
Right now I feel mean...
I've just disapproved 3 out of the last 4 comments I've received and all for the exact same reason: people gave website feedback instead of leaving a post comment.
It feels harsh to disapprove when someone has taken the time to do it, especially when I don't want to make people feel nervous about leaving comments.
Which is why I used to re-write whole comments like this but found it way too time consuming and most of the people I talk to who leave comments like this are newbies and are grateful for knowing the right way to do it.
Here, I'll show you just one example from today:
Others say things like:
- "Wow, until I read your article, I didn't know products like this existed!"
Why would you be reading and comment on a review for a product or service you've never even heard of?
- "I really like your use of imagery. You had everything spaced out really well and I liked that you had a 'call to action.'"
Pure website feedback. Ive never in my life read a comment on the BBC of Fox News websites from people saying how well laid out the website is. This is for Website Feedback, not comments.
When you get comments like these, please feel free to use my disapproval message:
"This comment was disapproved because you gave website feedback instead of an actual comment. Please note the difference between website feedback and website comments.
Click on the blue "View more information" just above the blue 'submit my comment" button within the comments area or read Nathaniel's recent post to find how to leave comments.
Hope this helps, many thanks."
There you go, my rant over. I'm sorry to those of you who's comments I've disapproved, but hopefully now you understand the reasons why.
All the best to you!