Answering comments on a Hub.

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  1. favored profile image33
    favoredposted 4 years ago

    How do I answer a comment right under the person who just commented?

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image91
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      HubPages doesn't have threaded comments. I simply acknowledge the commenter by name.

      1. Ilonagarden profile image89
        Ilonagardenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Writer Fox profile image47
          Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          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.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          The OP was talking about comments on Hubs, not forum posts.

      2. favored profile image33
        favoredposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. Are we notified when someone comments? If not how do we know someone has commented?

    2. Writer Fox profile image47
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. favored profile image33
        favoredposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I was sort of thinking that's what I need to do.  Thanks

    3. Just Ask Susan profile image91
      Just Ask Susanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. favored profile image33
        favoredposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Susan I thought that's what I did, but I'm not seeing the reply come up.  I'll try again.  Appreciate it.

    4. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. favored profile image33
        favoredposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Phyllis where is the newsfeed page?  I do have the setting to be approved first.  I think I get it now. Thank you.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
          Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Favored -- the newsfeed is the main page you see when you log on, where all the hubs and everything are listed.

        2. Millionaire Tips profile image91
          Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          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.

      2. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
        Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. favored profile image33
          favoredposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          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?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image96
            Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. favored profile image33
              favoredposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Didn't know you could use the @ here like that.  Thanks.  Lots to learn.

    5. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      favored,
      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.

      1. favored profile image33
        favoredposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Good to know The Examiner-1.  I'm finding all sorts of things to try.  Appreciate it.

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
          The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          My pleasure Fay. :-)

  2. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    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.

  3. OhMe profile image50
    OhMeposted 4 years ago

    Is it considered rude to answer to All even if you mention everyone by name?

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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."

      1. OhMe profile image50
        OhMeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks.  Are we supposed to Moderate our own comments?  What does clicking that do?

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
        DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. favored profile image33
        favoredposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Marisa Wrightposted I guess this is something every place deals with; good to know.

  4. Jodah profile image88
    Jodahposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. favored profile image33
      favoredposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Jodah I just started getting them in my email last night.  This will help a lot.  The email was wrong.  Thanks.

 
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