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Let me start my post today with a disclaimer “what follows is not an order. It is not intended to tell anyone what to do, and it is my opinion and thoughts.”

I was thinking about comments a lot.

• First, let me state again. I don’t care if you disagree with me! It doesn’t both me at all. Please be civil in the disagreement. But I am an adult I do take offense if you disagree.

o If I feel that your comment is attacking me personally I will ignore it.

o If you continue to attack me personally rather than the concept and ideas expressed I will report the comment.

• Second, comments mean the world to me. I like getting upvotes, but I love getting comments.

One of the things that I have been feeling bad about lately is the number of posts I can read in a day. I want to apologize for the ones I’ve missed lately. It is nothing personal, and I have to cap the number of blogs I read every day. I have between 1 and a maximum of 2 hours a day to devote to Virily. Based on that I can respond to the 150 notifications I get each day and read between 20 and 30 new posts.

I apologize if I have missed a post you’ve shared recently.

I have been stressed and have made a few errors in comments (typing the wrong thing in the comment and so on), I would like to apologize to everyone where I didn’t make sense.

Anyway, thanks for reading – I am going to ask a bunch of poll questions around questions.

I am working through when to kick off the Virily Movers project again. I have done some initial studies, looking at who is moving content and views and have some interesting information.

  • It is ok to disagree right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you love comments?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you feel safe commenting on the posts of others?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you ever ignore comments?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

15 points
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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. I agree so much with this, Doc.
    Often the idea of commenting is to extend the original posts catchment by offering further insight, alternative views, or comparing with similar circumstances.
    It is also an opportunity for personal experiences of opinions to be shared.
    I do not prescribe to the ‘snowflake’ theory, so I am happy to express controversial views when I feel strong enough about a topic or absolute disagree with the post. If doing so annoys or upsets someone, so be it.
    BUT, I am anti-anyone who attacks another. Personal abuse is unnecessary in any form.
    I don’t comment as often as maybe I could. I have also not been here, on Virily, much recently. I have a busy life which keeps me otherwise occupied for the majority of the time
    If I don’t comment, it’s NOT because of you!

  2. Most people have not said anything to offend me here bar one or two
    I found that most people were very nice to me in home care but one in 50 would be quite abusive and tolerated it for about 5 times and left that person.
    That did not happen very often

  3. I love reading comments especially the ones where the person share his/her own view in relation to the post and I do not mind if he/she disagree as long as it is relevant to the topic.

    I answer to every comment even the most mundane. Why? Because the people who comment on my page do not owe me anything and yet, they put in their time to like or comment. Time=effort.

    On personal attack – – – I am not easily offended because whatever the person say does not define me. Unless I allow it to define me.

  4. Q: It is ok to disagree right?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: Do you love comments?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%
    Q: Do you feel safe commenting on the posts of others?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: Do you ever ignore comments?
    Yes (2 votes) – 33%
    No (4 votes) – 67%

  5. Love is a bit strong maybe. I do like them. When I don’t comment it is a time thing. I usually try to go back and catch up. I try to answer every comment – sometimes I am late in doing so.
    I would ignore a comment attack. What can be said to an attack that wouldn’t escalate or prolong a situation that needn’t exist?
    (((I don’t always comment well off-the-cuff and I have a fear of commenting stupid things. Is there a name for that phobia?)))

  6. I admire you so you can find time for Virily. I don’t even have as much obligation as you, but sometimes I run out of time. I try to keep up with posts and comments on a regular basis, but sometimes I’m a little late.

  7. I read all the comments and I also try to answer all the comments … so far I have not received any offensive comments … I am comet to the one who returns the comments to me … I also cannot force anyone to comment on my posts … this is a free choice for everyone … that’s my opinion, dear friend

  8. I like to read comments; and I can only think of one discussion that I did not comment on because I could not comprehend what was being discussed because of the language barrier. If I disagree, I might make a comment or be neutral.

  9. I like to read comments, I have to admit that I am usually late to respond to the comments due to lack of time but I try to do as much as possible. I don’t post comments on those that posts I disagree with, I find an agreeable post and comment on it.

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