Sometimes I get great comments that are about 300 or more words, and personally that's a lot of reading for a comment in a hub.
I just got a great comment, but long one that was 12 paragraphs, 650+ words, and took about 1.25 pages of a word document. I think that the comment could have been shorter and still gotten the same point across.
I've had numerous comments like this, or comments where the user (hubpage member and non-hubpage member) have posted full news articles plus comments.
Is there a way you could set limits as to how many words a comment could be. I hate to limit people, but in a way, good comments can be great comments if written more concise and to the point.
I think if there was a limit, then people would get to the point. It makes the comment section of the hub look bad to have a few REALLY long comments and then a ton of short ones, and a few medium ones... Plus when it comes to pages, you'll have tons of pages because people want to write books in the comments.
I don't want to deny the good comments because they're long, but goodness a comment that's over a page in word is excessive... *shrugs*
*sigh*...I share the spirit of your *shrugs*...
I'm not in the league with you in terms of getting tons and tons of comments on my meager 27 Hubs, but I appreciate each and every one of those comments (unless they are spamming or trolling or worse, which I delete).
Other Hubbers have commented to the long-winded commenters that maybe they would like to write their own Hubs on a topic.
I guess I just wonder, what's the harm? Let people have their say and be happy they feel our writings are worth saying something about.
We also might learn something in the process.
Whitney, on the positive side, it means you are writing some great stuff, that really has impact on the readers.
See, you got me curious now and I'm interested in reading some of your Hubs. lol.
Forgive me if I am wrong, but the actual text used for comments is picked up by search engines?
Therefore look upon this comment as a free 650 word hub, which you have not written, and which may bring a little more traffic to your hub
Sally, When they're copying news articles and posting them in the comments section, that's pulling up as you copied that info. At least I'd assume as the comments are pulled in search engines. Could be wrong though.
Ryan, yes that's an extra 650 words, but pages can be too long. If the hub is already 600+ words and you add another 650 comment plus all the other comments, couldn't that bee seen as an excessively long page? Search engines do not like extra short pages, nor do they like extra long ones.
Maybe we could start with a compromise, say 400 or 500 words?
I agree that comments should be brief. If people have so much to say, then they can write a hub and link that to the comment. There are only 24 hours in a day and having to read many long comments, then feeling obliged to respond elaborately leaves very little time to work on new material.
by Marina 3 years ago
Hi Hubbers, I have an important policy announcement regarding product capsules and moderation. Beginning tomorrow (1/28/2015), all newly published and edited Hubs will be subject to an increased words per product limit. Instead of 50 words for every product, a Hub will be required to have 100 words...
by Dwight Phoenix 2 years ago
Could hub pages increase the word limit we are allowed to comment for Q&A?I'm sure that most of us who Ask and answer a lot of questions wouldn't mind if the word limit was brought up to 500 or so from 250. I believe that it would help Hubbers explain themselves better online.
by Kate Swanson 3 years ago
Janderson just submitted some great suggestions on this thread:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/126313#post2666393and I think this one deserves a suggestion post on its own.We're always being told to be discriminating with our Amazon capsules - less is more, they must be directly related, etc...
by Pamspages 5 years ago
Hello,Recently I received notification on 3 different occasions that I had a new comment on my hub. I went to my hub, signed in, but could not see the comment, just the name of the person who commented. I did accept their comment but still nothing showed up. I have been viewing on a PC...
by brandonhart100 7 years ago
Although I don't believe anyone is obligated to comment in a certain way on someone's hub, in general, I try to make a comment that mentions some of their keywords. For example, if their hub was entitled "Fishing in Alaska" and I knew that this was their keyword, then I might say:I...
by Marcus T Caine 8 months ago
I have been writing for Hubages for over a year and I am still trying to figure out how to get my readers to comment on my articles. Is this something hubbers should even worry about?
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