Site Comment Is Not Site Feedback! RANT!

Last Update: February 11, 2019

Dear fans and readers, newbies,

Please if you decide in giving site comments here through Wealthy Affiliate, there is a big difference between site comments and site feedback.

Site Comments!


If you are requested to give a discussion about the topic, you cannot expect from the comment receiver to accept a website feedback or a general statement. A discussion about the topic means you talk about the story content, this can include videos then you watch those too, if it is a review you give your inputs to that review as well. You discuss about the topic!

I see too often that I just receive comments that do not discuss about the topic. Others think by reading the header they know all the answers! Are these commentors trying to game the Site Comment system to make the quick buck?

That is not the idea, you give comments to help others out, you get credits for that, so do your job as expected. Others can, so can you! I have decided to decline any comment that does not fullfil this requirement. In the past I gave all of you who did not do this a chance per PM to correct the reply, but seen the sheer of comments I am requesting, I won't have the time to do that anymore.

Site Feedback!

If you like to give a general feedback about the website, go to Site Feedback. That is for these kind of replies, in addition you give information about your user experience of the website and tips where you think the site owner can improve making the website better.

End Rant!

I had to give my thoughts on this as it seems to get worse by the day! I like to thank all the fans and readers from the community, who are giving comments and feedback the right way, it is well appreciated.

ToLiNoLi, Stefan

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YanFellow Premium
Hi Stefan - I think a lot of us can relate to this. It's not just feedback instead of a comment but poor comments, too.

I do think The Guys are planning an update but I don't know when or what. I sent Kyle a list of suggestions, one of which could easily be implemented and which would prevent this situation.

Meanwhile we must grin and bear it. Or not! :-)
Ian
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Ian,

Good job! Because something must change to improve the quality. We pay for this, so we should expect what we paid for. Perhaps the payment should be converted in something else, because if the payment for those who give the comments fall away, they get something else in return but no money, then surely many of the bad commenter people will disappear.

Looking forward to the improvements.
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YanFellow Premium
Yes,it's frustrating. And we ARE paying for them, which some people seem to forget.

One of my suggestions was to do away with the payment although I can see that might annoy and disapoint some good commenters but I think it can be done while still paying with a tweak or two,. K&C may have their own ideas.

We'll have to wait to see what happens...

Ian
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Ian,

Exactly, we pay for them, so we have the right at least to receive a topic discussed quality comment.

Here are my tweak proposals:

1) How about we get a star review option, then we can leave our value how good the comment was.

2) How about a text field where we the requester can add some additional info what we expect to receive as comment, then there can be no excuse anymore people do not know how to comment.

3) Let us have the ability to mark our preferred commenter, in this way we select who can leave a comment and who not.

What do you think?
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RHoffmann1 Premium
I have found in the last few months that many of the comments I receive ask the exact questions that are detailed in my posts. Others are so badly written I have no idea what they are getting at.

While the WA program does it's best to screen the comments for length, there must be in my opinion a way that the program can rate a commenter or somehow improve that person's comments.

Just today I rejected 3 comments purely based on poor quality and worse yet, not even skimming the titles on what the post was about. Thanks got writing this rant cos it saves me from writing one too.

Rich
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Same here Rich!

My first 3 comments of today were the same. Then there are also comments in real bad English, that is also something of concern. For now besides of trying to educate people, I think we have to start being strict and decline each and every comment that is no comment as discussion about the topic. Perhaps the system should be sharpened that if you get 3 Red cards, you are blocked for at least 3 months.

From many comments I receive, they look clearly to make the quick buck. It is the more important that we the receivers start to decline such comments, so that the people who give good comments stay in the system and the rotten apples are taken out.
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RHoffmann1 Premium
That would be one way to do it. Carrot and stick principle will definately go a long way to improving the system.

Thanks for this post and I really hope people read this and up their game....
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ToLiNoLi Premium
That is the idea, I hope the good willing people who are in the wrong will learn from this and improve doing it better.

Cheers,
Stefan
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accad Premium
I've learned much, I don't usually receive comment disapproval this time.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Happy to hear that Jimmy, A+ :))
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ShaunnaLynne Premium
Stefan,
Well said!!
There seems to be confusion around this. I don't know why, but it seems to be a topic of frustration weekly, for many people.
Shaunna
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Not only that, seen the comments I read, it is clear there are many trying to make the quick buck by just giving random answers. This has to stop!
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davehayes Premium
Thanks for sharing Stefan
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are welcome, thanks for supporting. :))
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davehayes Premium
No worries and apologies if I am one of those who have got it wrong ; 0 certainly not intentional
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You would have received a PM from me if that would have been the case. I request comments every week and it is getting worse receiving comments that do not discuss about the topic.

My today's request: the first 3 were like that, it can't continue like that and if there is a misunderstanding what Site Comments mean, now is the time to give some education and lets hope it will improve.
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davehayes Premium
Ah okay and understood
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