A Question About Replying To Comments

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  1. Dale Mazurek profile image68
    Dale Mazurekposted 9 years ago

    A great hubber (ralwus) just called me out on another thread about replying to comments.  I am glad he did because I can get the answer I need now.

    Is it okay to do a blanket comment every few comments or should we be replying to every comment.

    I just want to do things right in here.

    Thanks ralwus

    Cheers

    1. RKHenry profile image75
      RKHenryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ralwus works the system real well.  He is definitely one to follow.

  2. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Everybody does it their own way. I personally do both, depending on the mood and the volume of replies.

    I think Charlies point was not how to reply, but if you do this at all smile

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image68
      Dale Mazurekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

      I have been but truth be told maybe not enough.  That will change right now

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    dennisemattposted 9 years ago

    I personaly, would never be offended if someone did not reply to my comment. thats not why I comment. I do try real hard to acknowledge people on my own hubs though. Sometimes its hard,  I dont know what to say, and I feel lame saying..oh, thanks, over and over..but I do mean it so I say it. I am considering buying a thesuarus. (sorry, still no spell check.)  ha ha

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image68
      Dale Mazurekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This response makes a lot of sense as well.

      I too wont reply to everyone for the exact reason you gave above but I will start replying more where I should be.

      Thanks

  4. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    Misha smile you is such a darling. Dale, responding to comments gives you opportunity to interact with your fans wink all about how you want to be perceived I would imagine smile

    1. Misha profile image69
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Luv ya too Dame smile

  5. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 9 years ago

    I guess good etiquette as the Ralwus suggests is that yes, you should definitely respond to comments as thoroughly as possible.

    Me, I'm terrible at this, because I don't really do the whole HP fan-fan swapsy thing, most of my comments (if any) come from genuine visitors from Google etc., and chances are they're never going to return anyway, so I put it off, then I forget, or just plain can't be arsed.

    I guess I should go and reply though just in case... smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years ago

    Dale are you getting to like us more now....

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image68
      Dale Mazurekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, there is no one I dislike here. 

      I just want to be a contributing member here at HubPages.  Sometimes that will mean a difference of opinion but thats ok, I have thick skin.

      There is a varying wealth of knowledge here that I am paying close attention to for learning purposes.

      Everyone here is great

      Cheers

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years ago

    Love Ya Back...... Write some more hubs for us to read...

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    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    well Dale-- When a hubber responds to a comment you leave on their hub, it lets you know that they not only received the comment, but appreciated it. Makes the reader want to continue commenting.
    Also, the more you answer comments on your hubs, the more they show up in hubtivity so there is a bonus for you too, as it may draw more readers to your hubs.
    I try to comment back as soon as I can. I prefer to comment to each one but if I get a lot of comments overnight and have to answer them in the morning, then it's one long answer after a group of comments, I still respond to each one, though. Include their name in my response so they know I saw their comment and appreciate it.
    The blanket comments are a response, but kind of makes the commenter feel like you didn't have time to read their comment and aren't going to take time to respond.

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image68
      Dale Mazurekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Great advice which I will take very seriously

      Thanks

    2. dwilliamson profile image61
      dwilliamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Janetta, that is awesome advice. I do the same thing on my hubs too.

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    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    I like to reply to all my comments, I figure if someone takes time to leave a comment then I can make time to reply plus it gets some interaction going as well. I do however sometimes miss comments on older hubs, jeeez I ain't that good ya know !

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image68
      Dale Mazurekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ive been told you are pretty good  lol

      More good advice.

      Thank you

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        Janettaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No. no!! Didin't you read the sign Dale?!?!

        "DO NOT FEED THE PIRATE"  his ego, that is wink

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          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Jeeez will ya shut up, I was buttering him up smile

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        badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No probs, enjoy yer fishing smile

  10. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    Timing your comments can help you get more internal traffic too because it shows up on the hubtivity report. I just lerned too that leaving comments helps in SEO by giving the hub importance to the search engines and getting your more external traffic.

    1. soni2006 profile image79
      soni2006posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I second this post.

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    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    Don't listen to him, Dale--he's only after your fish wink
    He is a pirate after all lol

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image68
      Dale Mazurekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      HaHa, obviously I have a lot to learn about some of the sinister ways around here lol.

      Now how the heck do I write hubs if Im in the forum all day  lol

      Cheers

  12. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    You don't. You just hang out here tongue

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      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      smile

    2. Dale Mazurek profile image68
      Dale Mazurekposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I have to admit it is a lot of fun

  13. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL it is, and it is extremely  addictive, as you already noticed. I tried to quit several times to no avail. sad And this is from the person who quit smoking cold turkey after 35 years...

    *trying to unglue himself from the screen and keyboard and finally go and do some house work...*

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      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I knew that pic was 40 years old smile

      1. Misha profile image69
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        LOL BC, this one is just 3 or four years old, I don;t remember exactly, but it was about the time I quit smoking smile

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          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          LOl only joking mate, jeeez I wish I had your willpower to kick the booze into touch, well done you !

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      dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      first cabin girl distracted me with her lack of pants, then the whole fish episode, then I got all worked up about my lack of spell check..now this!!! HOW will I EVER get anything done? I think I have a problem....

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
        Mrvoodooposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Starting to wonder if it might be an idea to quit before it becomes too late...

        It's a lovely sunny day here, and I can see people sat on the beach and paddling in the sea through my window, but here I am, inside, on HP. big_smile

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          dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          oh. what is wrong with you.....GO OUTSIDE!!!! enjoy the sun for me...I havent seen it in weeks....

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    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    Misha-I keep meaning to tell you that I love the new pic. big_smile

    1. Misha profile image69
      Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Janetta, I like it too smile I think I look much more enlightened here than in reality wink

  15. Misha profile image69
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    K, promise you, I am outta here for a couple of hours at least!

    *scratching his head in a doubt if he's able to keep the promise* big_smile

  16. jenblacksheep profile image83
    jenblacksheepposted 9 years ago

    Don't be fooled by the sun. I gave up HP to sunbathe yesterday and I got burnt everywhere. HA! Not making that mistake again. Staying indoors on HP today.

 
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