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Comments...How much is enough ?

  1. manlypoetryman profile image77
    manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago

    (When responding to comments made on your Hub)


    Be..Ba, Ba...Be..Ba, Ba....That's All Folks...!

    http://www.chicouniform.com/Nursing/Tops/White_Cross_LooneyTunes.jpg

    Sometimes...it is difficult to not go on and on...about a topic that you are very interested in. I found this to be the case on many Hubs that have thought provoking comments.

    Is it a big turn-off...when an author of a hub...goes into details about a topic they wrote on...(And why they wrote on a topic)...or should they just say "Thank You very much!" ?

    Just curious...I want to know...'Cause I have a tendency to want to expound and examine a topic...even more...after people make great comments about the topic...?

  2. profile image0
    rednckwmnposted 8 years ago

    I would say its different for everyone. YOUR fans, are YOUR fans, becasue of who you are. SOOOO I would guess they wont mind.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image77
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good point, redneckwoman...after all they did fan you for a reason...and then commented on something you wrote...so maybe...a little detail don't hurt!

    2. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      RAmen to that. Just do as you like smile

      1. profile image0
        rednckwmnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

      2. manlypoetryman profile image77
        manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ok Misha...but that kinda' leaves your tail section out hanging in the breeze!

        http://www.dontdrinkthekoolaidblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/charmin-bears.jpg

        1. Misha profile image74
          Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          He-he. i do as i like, and use water instead tongue

  3. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I'm an expounder by nature (no doubt about that), so I'm often torn being expounding and letting the commenter have the last word.  I never quite know what's more polite - to let someone have the last word, which could appear to be no replying to his most recent comment; or to expound, which could be seen as "engaging in conversation" or else as "needing to have the last word".  I just wing it on a case-by-case basis.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image77
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      See...that is what I'm talking about...! I like the case-by-case thinking though...however...I still don't want to appear too long-winded on my own hub...ya' know?

  4. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 8 years ago

    Just like Lisa writes, it's case by case and for me depends on the topic.  There are some topics that I will just kinkly say thank you because I intend to continue writing on that topic in other hubs and don't want to give away too much in the comments.

    But there are also other topics, usually my short stories, that I don't mind continuing on the speculation.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image77
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      See...I tend to think that the writer in you wants to express more on the topic. However...you are wise too not give too much away. What is the ol' show business saying? "You got to leave 'em wanting more!"

  5. Aya Katz profile image82
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    For me, the purpose of the comments section is for readers to test the reasoning in your hub to see whether it is sound. They can add their own observations. They can tell you where they think you may be mistaken. They can ask questions about something they did not understand that you said. Then your job is to answer, as much as possible to the point. We all come away from that with a better understanding.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image77
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep...I would agree with that...but is that "more-or-less" a standard of what others expect when they make a comment to your hub...?

      1. Aya Katz profile image82
        Aya Katzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, it varies a lot. I learned, for instance, that not all hubbers like to have a discussion in the comments. But I agree with what some of the others have said: on your hubs, you get to make the rules. People who enjoy your way of dealing with comments will come back for more.

  6. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Well this is why we are all so different, and it is another way we can get to 'know' you. Do what you will manly, it won't take away from you. I like it when a commenter adds to my hub with a sort of mini hub in the comment capsule.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image77
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ok ralwus...then get ready...a got a "doozy" of one headed for your hubs...! smile Juz' Kiddin'...Heck, I know I can kid with you...? Right...Please? ralwus...you still out there...fellow poet in arms?

  7. barryrutherford profile image79
    barryrutherfordposted 8 years ago

    I guess you could say  "That's All Folk's !"    (~)

  8. tony0724 profile image59
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    If the person who post the comment says something that Is thought provoking then I might elaborate further . But If they just say sometning like GOOD JOB ! ( Which has never happened to me } What else can you say besides thank you ?

    1. manlypoetryman profile image77
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Please allow me then...Good Job!

      1. tony0724 profile image59
        tony0724posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thx Buddy !

 
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