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The art of views and the true value of comments!

Oh, views where you have gone?

One of the things that are important to remember is that comments are one of the things that help authors. The deep comment thread (multiple comments) carries with it a fantastic bonus. First off, if the feedback is given to an author and they reply, it is a beautiful gift. If a conversation ensues with that, you will see many more views on your post. Simply put, every comment is gold!

But it is important to remember this. The conversation is where the value happens. If you have one comment from the author and the 30 from another author, without a give and take, that doesn’t help as much as a conversation with 30 comments from both. When there is a friendly conversation, other authors leave comments.

The other thing to consider is the health of the site. One of the things the google Adsense engine does is it parses the posts and matches that toads (the lower ads that have products). Why am I bringing that up? Well, here is the sad reality for us going forward. Adsense pays on view time. The fact of a post that is opened upvoted, and then the reader moves on, is a 15 to 20 second opening of that post. The impact of that sadly is that the site gets less money. So, if you open, upvote, and move on, you are impacting all of us indirectly. Take a moment (or 45 seconds) and either leave a comment or simply read the post. The more people understand, the longer the average time per post is, and the more the site gets paid.

A couple of issues, please let me know if they have impacted you.

  1. Unable to post (you get a permissions issue).
  2. The post goes to the moderators, you are notified it is approved, but you cannot see the post anywhere on the site (including your profile).

I sent the author names to the admin team that has both these issues but happy to add names if more authors have these two issues.

  • Question of

    Do you leave comments when you can?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    be fair, do you ever open a post, upvote and move on?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Getting data from the admins would help now about the site, yes?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

One fan, One team and a long time dream Go Cubs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. No issues here lately. Although I am still waiting for them to fix the quizzes and polls, bring that draft button back.
    About the reading, and commenting. If I pull up your post, most of the time I read it all. The only time I don’t read it is when I open one and realize I have nothing to say, but I usually always try leave a comment. I feel that’s the least we can do. The person spent a lot of time and thought about their post and deserve some feedback. I also always check my notifications to reply to all of the comments I have made, not only on mine but other’s posts.
    I am guilty of not pulling up enough posts per day to read. I will try to do better. 40 posts sounds doable. This will be my new goal. I also try to post one post a day, I could also up that too. Thank you once again!

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  2. Okay, so if I were setting a goal for myself. Would it be something like write one post a day and make 100 comments. Or would it be write 5 posts a day and make a 100 comments. Would you back in time and comment?

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    • i would say post as often as you want, that drives a constant stream (you tend to pull a lot of external views) so that is good.
      then from there, i would set a goal of comment on 30 posts a day! that is my goal and it works for me.

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  3. Q: DO YOU LEAVE COMMENTS WHEN YOU CAN?
    Yes (10 votes) – 91%
    No (1 votes) – 9%
    Q: BE FAIR, DO YOU EVER OPEN A POST, UPVOTE AND MOVE ON?
    Yes (10 votes) – 91%
    No (1 votes) – 9%
    Q: GETTING DATA FROM THE ADMINS WOULD HELP NOW ABOUT THE SITE, YES?
    Yes (9 votes) – 90%
    No (1 votes) – 10%

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  4. Q: DO YOU LEAVE COMMENTS WHEN YOU CAN?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: BE FAIR, DO YOU EVER OPEN A POST, UPVOTE AND MOVE ON?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: GETTING DATA FROM THE ADMINS WOULD HELP NOW ABOUT THE SITE, YES?
    Yes (4 votes) – 80%
    No (1 votes) – 20%

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  5. Doc, it always makes me laugh when you give us the answer so we don’t mess up. Thank you.

    Here is my selfish little problem with comments. For an entire month, I carefully counted my comments. I carefully counted the comments and responses on mine. (Needless to say, I must rarely say much of value.) For every 40 comments, I get between 4 or 5. Since that time, my heart hasn’t been here so much because it feels very trampled.

    I will give it another try and I will say, it can’t go on like it has been for a long time now.

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