it may improve interactivity between hubpages and people visiting hubs if an optional email address column is added in comments capsule. Some of the visitors need answers to their questions asked using comment capsules. Hubber may reply the question by sending e-mail to visitor. It will help improve credibility of hubpages.
We generally reply to questions in comments by adding the answer in a comment, so that everyone who visits can see the answer, as well as the question.
Posting your email address at forums, blog comments or in fact anywhere on the world wide web results in getting more spam than you could ever hope for.
Spammers harvest emails with automated bots.
Thanks inspirepub & darkside for comments. I had only consideration that people usually leave comments (questions) and forget but if they are really serious they may get an answer directly by the hubber and this may benefit hubpages in terms of responsiveness and reliability. Anyways, your concerns are also valid.
I think a lot of non-HP members leave questions and never come back for a response, but I still answer any questions in the hub's comment box. If they really want the answer, they'd come back to check it out. In the mean time, they may have found the answer to their question somewhere else, which is why they may not return.
How much more reliable and responsive can you get than answering someone's comment with a comment?
by Whitney6 years ago
What are the potentially cons of not using a comment box?I'm tired of answering the same questions over and over again. I'm tired of getting rude comments. I'm tired of dealing with it basically. I want to help people,...
by Jean Bakula4 years ago
Last night I couldn't answer somebody's comment on one of my hubs. I tried a few times, and my answer kept disappearing. This morning I added a new comments capsule, and deleted the old one, but now I lost several...
by Sherri6 years ago
I'm sure there are many reasons for and against responding to comments left by your readers. What do you think?
by Audrey Selig4 years ago
I just noticed this. Is it new or has it always been there? What would be the reason for this posting?
by Faith Reaper2 months ago
I apologize, but it seems a "Best" answer was chosen on my question when I did not choose it. I hope the HP Team can help me or someone can inform me why that happened! I noticed it via my phone...
by Ari Lamstein5 years ago
We recently made an improvement to how notifications are handled on comments on your Hubs. If you would like to receive a notification when someone comments on your Hub, you will now need to "follow"...
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