How do I answer a comment right under the person who just commented?
HubPages doesn't have threaded comments. I simply acknowledge the commenter by name.
On the top right I see the choice for threaded or chronological, and in the threaded version I see a place to reply to the comment desired and hierarchy placement.
I am new to the forums here, so I hope this is not obvious, but helps answer the question.
You have that choice only for viewing the forum. The question asked here, though, was about comments at the bottom of a Hub. There, we don't have that option.
The OP was talking about comments on Hubs, not forum posts.
Thanks. Are we notified when someone comments? If not how do we know someone has commented?
They only way you can do that is to post your comment immediately before someone else posts a comment. In other words, comments are posted only in the order (time and date) in which they were made.
Click on approve and then click on reply. Hope this is what you were looking for. When you set up your comment box don't pick the one that has newest on top. I always set mine to must be approved first.
The question is "How do I answer a comment right under the person who just commented?"
When you are on your newsfeed page, look over to the top right and you will see Comments under your name. If you have any comments, there will be a number by 'Comments'. Click on Comments and a page will open that shows who commented and when, with the oldest on top. Read the comment and click on reply to that comment/person. Then click on submit. This is the best way to reply to your comments, for you then reply in order. On your hub page, the comments do not appear (if you have your settings on "Comments must be approved before publishing."
Regardless of how you reply, it is always best and polite to begin with the person's name.
Phyllis where is the newsfeed page? I do have the setting to be approved first. I think I get it now. Thank you.
Hi Favored -- the newsfeed is the main page you see when you log on, where all the hubs and everything are listed.
Anywhere you are on HubPages, you will see the logo on the top left hand of the screen. It says HubPages. When you click on that, it takes you to your Newsfeed. I've written a hub about the areas of HubPages - it is on my slider.
Actually, you would click on Approve, then click on Reply, write your comment, click on submit. It is really easy once you get used to doing it this way.
Phyllis I don't see reply just approve or deny. After I approve it the other info is the same. I can't believe this is stumping me. I feel so silly!
The newsfeed isn't what I see when I go to my page. It takes me directly to my profile. I guess I have to log out to see that right?
It doesn't matter what mechanism you use to reply to comments on your Hubs, they all appear in chronological order - there is no way to have a reply appear directly under the person who commented. It's impossible, it's not a feature that HubPages offers. Most people just mention the name of the person they're replying to - some people use @ in front, like on Twitter.
As for your newsfeed: if you go to HubPages.com and log in there, the newsfeed is the first thing you'll see.
On HubPages, in the upper right, are three items listed: Comments, Your Hubs and Your Profile. When you receive comments on your Hubs then there are numbers which appear beside "Your Comments". They may be delayed so at times throughout the day I right click on it to open in another tab and check if I have any comments. I may find out before I get email.
Agree with what has been said. But here's a trick I use if I get a ton of comments all at once...
In order not to have to keep scrolling up and down to see each name, I shrink the HP screen to half size (the middle button in the uppermost right-hand task bar), and then I open a Word document on my desktop, and shrink it the same way.
Then, I position both windows side-by-side, and I can easily see each name, reply, move to the next name, and so forth.
Then, I just copy/paste the whole Word document into the comments box on the Hub, and presto! Everyone is accounted for, and has a personalized reply, easily done.
Then, you can just close the Word document; no need to save it.
Is it considered rude to answer to All even if you mention everyone by name?
No, It would be considered more rude to not answer anyone, or to answer only selected comments while ignoring others.
If you approve all comments, then either reply to none, or reply to all. Replying to none is not really considered good practice. It is best to acknowledge comments.
The only time (most) people don't reply to each commenter by name is if they have a very popular hub with 20+ comments, usually happens on the first day of a HOTD choice. In that case, they can be excused for a blanket, "Thank you, everyone for your comments."
It very much depends on what kind of Hubber you are. I wrote a Hub on HubPages Etiquette - you'll find it in the slider on my profile.
In a nutshell, not everyone on HubPages is active in the community, and that's fine. That's because by socialising with other Hubbers, we're not helping each other earn money - our paying audience comes from Google. The amount of traffic we can get from other Hubbers is a drop in the ocean - and the thumbs up/down votes have little or no impact on scores.
So you'll find that some Hubbers are very sociable and do a lot of commenting and acknowledging because they enjoy it, whereas other Hubbers concentrate their efforts outside HubPages.
"Social" Hubbers will expect every comment to be acknowledged with a thank you. However it's fine to "reply to all" with a single comment.
You'll get less interaction and acknowledgment from Hubbers who are here to earn money, I liken it to an office - if you're going to get the job done, you can't afford to spend all your time at the water cooler, you have to focus on your customers. I don't use my Hubs for socialising - I rarely read other people's Hubs (unless they ask for help) and I don't expect other Hubbers to read mine. I provide a Comments capsule because I think readers are entitled to express their opinion, not because I'm looking for compliments. I also don't want my content diluted by lots of non-relevant text, so I won't reply to a comment for the sake of it - I'll reply only if I have something meaningful to say in return.
Most Hubbers exist on the continuum somewhere between those two extreme poles. My advice - you choose.
Well put, Marisa. That's definitely another way to look at it.
I read Hubs; I comment on Hubs; I enjoy the interaction when others post comments on my Hubs. I guess I'm more 'social' than 'business,' mainly because I have too many other things happening in my life to spend much time promoting.
Hub Pages is a stress-reliever for me, and if I make some pocket change, all well and good.
(That said, I do believe "The Big G" has done yet another algorithm shift, as my income that was going up nicely since the holidays has crashed badly down to barely above what it was when I first signed up for AdSense and the HP Ad program.)
So, I don't look at this as a place to make money.
Thanks Marisa Wrightposted I guess this is something every place deals with; good to know.
Favored, as long as you have selected to be notified by email, you will receive an email every time there is a comment on one of your hubs, also under your profile pic/avatar on the top right of your profile page will have a number of comments.
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