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Last Update: January 24, 2021

I have been a member here at WA for years and this is the first time I have requested a comment and waited all day without getting one! It used to be you would request comments and get one right away or sometimes get multiple comments at once.

What has changed? Is it the low quality of comments recently that has scared everyone away? I know some members have stopped using Site Comments but that is a real shame.

I got a good one yesterday very quickly but in general I have noticed fewer comments for months now.

I was so excited to submit a brand new post for comments after so many months away so this is sad.

By the way, for those who don't read this carefully or don't understand the difference, I am talking about Site Comments not the Give and Take thread. They are not the same thing. I only mention this since people are commenting here that I can't expect to get comments if I don't give comments first. That is how the thread works...not Site Comments. I have left hundreds of comments for members here and have a 100% approval rate...I know how to leave comments.

Jessica

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lynnsam61 Premium
Since I've been mostly MIA here due to other work and family health issues, I wasn't aware of this. I used to get frustrated when I'd request a comment and kept getting feedback. However, I requested comments 2 days ago and received 3 on one post and 1 on the other within an hour. They weren't the highest quality and had to be edited, but they were comments (except for one which started as a comment and ended as feedback).
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Swangirl Premium
I am glad you still got a good number. I used to get tons of junk comments too (since they added the option to get paid for comments) but I would still get good ones mixed in. It seems like fewer people are using the platform now though.
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Jimmyk16 Premium
Possibly the spam commenters have moved off of the WA platform and are now trolling sites where they can drop spam comments. I receive a lot of organic spam comments about anything not related to my site, anywhere from 5 to 10 spam comments a day.

For example the spam comments may contain: cialis, viagra, porn, in Russian, and very generic comments in general.
The generic comments are very similar to the ones I have seen on Site Comment from select members.

Overall it is tough to receive an engaging comment.
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Swangirl Premium
Yes, that would be good if they left. Unfortunately, all the spam comments seem to have driven off other members who used to leave good quality comments. We need to rebuild Site Comments.
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BrightSales Premium
I think it all depends on what you are asking for in Site Comments friend. Maybe, people are looking for requests that involve opinions and shared experiences. I don't blame them. When I make request in Site comments, I request for all options. I don't try to limit people's thoughts. If my works are good or bad, I want to see the reactions in the comment area. After all, there is a thing call edit. Lol! All the best!
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FKelso Premium
Well, that's a shame. I think you are probably right, though -- people are now leery about using comments. Too bad. If I'd seen you on there, would have made a good comment, for sure. Maybe you should tell you what you want a comment on, and I'll leave one on the website.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks Fran. It’s the top post (newest) on my cat site. I can PM you.
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FKelso Premium
Please do. I will be gone most of the afternoon, but will be back and will check for message.
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drjec Premium
For some reason, there have been quite a few comments rejected for no apparent reason so I think people have backed off commenting somewhat. I used to try to comment on at least 10 articles a day, but I decided to slow down recently because of unexplained rejection or comments that I worked to offer. I will check site interest notifications to see if one relates to your post. Maybe its time for me to start writing more comments again.
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Swangirl Premium
I hope you will use it again. If we all do maybe we can bring the platform bank to its original purpose. Thanks.
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