HubPages Comment System Protect

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  1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 12 months ago

    Since the removal of the comment system from Hubpages, writers have seen how hard they readers can project feedbacks on articles and interact with one ajmather.                                    Now, that it's being test run on AxleAddick and three other sites, too much confusion is generated. They, hubpages said it's being test run. But it's the readers that will suffer the most.                                                    The old comment system that works best can be refine  and advance to meet maven standard. Your thoughts?

    1. CHRIS57 profile image61
      CHRIS57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Yes you are right. Sometimes my fingers are itching to release some response to one of the articles published, but then no way to do it.
      As i don´t participate actively on hubpages, my only contributions are comments. So i have no right to complain, but it is a change in response and discussion culture.

      I have the impression that some article authors have moved to short and less well researched discussion starters to get conversations going. Articles now have the character of one way personal statements.

      Initially i thought i had my browser or hubpage access configured wrong.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        CHRISS57, I'm likewise in the same boat with you this year. I realised I've not write any article this year. I'm on a years' break.                                      That said, commenting on a writer's article get me into a sort of detour. But it's now made more difficult by projecting it on AxleAddict.                                       Seriously, those writers making out what I call 'buttomless abstract' of an author's article for discussion in the forum, are geting no near the author's thoughts. It's just a compliment.

  2. Nathanville profile image93
    Nathanvilleposted 12 months ago

    I fully agree with you; losing the comments section is like losing one of your five major senses, sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell.

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Good grief. Melodramatic, much?

      1. Nathanville profile image93
        Nathanvilleposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        yep smile

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Authur, in that case, one become very confused. Especially, the visiting readers. I pity them.                                              Not how they comment and interact with writers. But find out that articles seems to be clothed with ads, videos, suggested articles for...so the visitor just goes away to another...you know where, right?                                                It is said and agreed that commenting has no profit for a business outfit. But does not some business ventures welcome suggestions from clients or customers? I think that improves sales and brings in addional outlays.

    3. CHRIS57 profile image61
      CHRIS57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Arthur, here we have the situation developing live:
      You just published a very interesting article about your Solar energy system in your house. I would like to comment and discuss - but how??

      1. Nathanville profile image93
        Nathanvilleposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        At the top of author's profiles is a 'contact' link which allows you to contact the person by email. 

        Certainly I would like to hear your comments on my solar energy and wall battery article, and discuss by email.

      2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        CHRISS57, if I were you, I would respond here right in this forum.                                                 I'll tell Authur that I've read his article and highlighten the unique  points worthy of note. I've done this more than once.                                   Seriously, that's what I did (and still doing) when HubPages withdraw comments from the feeds.

        1. Nathanville profile image93
          Nathanvilleposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          As requested, I have now set it up as a forum, for anyone interested in joining in the discussion between Chris and I.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks, Arthur, thanks. I'll go for it soon.

          2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            You cannot set up your own forum.

            Soneone else must post it for you...rules from Hubpages for now.

            1. Nathanville profile image93
              Nathanvilleposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              I know, that's why I didn't link my HubPages article to it; just raised the topic as a topical subject to debate e.g. the benefits and costs of solar energy.

              1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                I get that one.

              2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
                Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                Hey..I'll post it for you.
                None of need to get Hubpages upset.

                It will be in the forum undrr community news.

                1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                  Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  I've read it. I'll go for it again. Cheap energy at less than 30 pence per kilo watt hour? It's a deal indeed. I envy such country as Britain.

                  1. theraggededge profile image96
                    theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    Cheap energy big_smile Nope.

                    The average combined (electricity and gas) cost for a year is around £1,300 per household. The UK state pension is around £8,000 per year per person.

                    https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 … gas-prices

                    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-593 … gn=KARANGA

                    And it's cold!

    4. Ishika Mehere profile image54
      Ishika Mehereposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Miebakagh, Losing the comment section doesn't sit quite well with me. I am someone who loves reading and interacting with people online. It makes me unsure of my work being enjoyed by someone as I am still a new writer. CHRIS57 what you said is so relatable, my fingers itch to comment on an article I enjoyed reading.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Ishika, I can understand your mindset. We sure hope the comment system will be given a deserving structure.                                         You were new to HubPages? My pleasure meeting you.                                              Have you visit the Learning Center yet? There, you can help yourself with all the fundamental basics of writing skill Hubpages wants you to success on it's website's.

        1. theraggededge profile image96
          theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Miebakagh, Ishika has been here six months and has 45 articles smile

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Bev, sure. But that's unknown to me. I just returned from visiting her Scrible, (I'll scrible a poem later)Nothing, and Piece of Bread.                                Of the 45 poems she pened down, more than 35 are LetterPile. What a LP nut she's.                                          And before she wrote 100, she'll be top on the list for Feature Author or Editor.

    5. Deb Vesco Roberts profile image94
      Deb Vesco Robertsposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. To a writer/blogger, that feedback and interaction is valuable.

  3. EricDockett profile image96
    EricDockettposted 12 months ago

    It is surprising to me how many writers seem to be here only for the dopamine hits of social interaction.

    The comment system is what it is, and HP is doing their best to fix it, but they have more important jobs as well.

    While they work, maybe it is a good time to focus on things like:

    * Learning on-page SEO

    * Revisiting best practices for online writing in 2021

    * Getting articles accepted to niche sites

    * Updating older articles that are already on niche sites

    There is away plenty to do around here.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      All that I agree. I've updated most of my articles titles, and in the process begin updateing  the hubs.                                         Today, I'm online hours ago doing  SEO research to be apply on one of my story before submiting same to a niche.                                  Seriously, if it were accept,(and it should be) if fulfiling the editors requirements. But will the present experimental comment system help my readers in this health related topic I'm bent on subming to YouMeMindBody niche site?                                      The Dopamine effect on this forum or writers community can bind like-minds together.

    2. Deb Vesco Roberts profile image94
      Deb Vesco Robertsposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I have done all of that, yet we still have no answers some two years without the ability to receive comments and interact with our readers and peers.

  4. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    Contacting a person via email is a pain.
    It takes so much more time out of my day, when I need to be focusing on other writing projects.

    It should be simple and all in one place...so I csn leave a comment after reading one's work.
    No hassles...Hubpages is taking away more hours from my day.

    I love this community and it's not dopamine from social media...
    It's called being respectful.

    Acknowledging one's work & contributing one's feelings.

    A true writer understands...
    Others, i suppose, are money grabbers who don't really respect words.

    1. AliciaC profile image96
      AliciaCposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I understand your frustration, but your last paragraph isn't fair, at least for me. I love writing and appreciate the comments that I receive on my prose and poetry very much. I also need to earn money from my articles. It's possible to write for all three reasons.

      I update my older articles (as Eric suggests) for two reasons. The primary reason is the hope of earning more money, but the other one is to try to create a better article for my own satisfaction. That's why I update articles whether or not they are on niche sites.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Linda, I'm completely with you in that.

      2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        You are right...it wasn't fair.
        We all want & need to make money.

        I wish Hubpages would make it easier for us all to do that one.

        I merely meant that there are some people whose only concern is money. 

        They don't want or feel the need to connect with anyone about their work.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Brenda, no, on the money.                                      Some here only register to read articles, and follow commenting and discussion. Some are here for 10 years and have not write a single article.                                               So, some actually comes here to earn. But not all.

        2. AliciaC profile image96
          AliciaCposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I understand what you've said and agree with your comment, Brenda. Some people's goal in writing is solely to make money.

          1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
            Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Exactly.   I'm glad you agree.
            As for my writing, if it brings me any money I welcome it...but that is by no way the reason I write.

      3. Poet Archana Das profile image69
        Poet Archana Dasposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        True that.

        I, too, came on this platform because it has genuine readers who reads poetry, which I love creating.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          That's an understanding.

      4. Deb Vesco Roberts profile image94
        Deb Vesco Robertsposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Perfectly stated.

    2. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Those pesky words. I like to beat them into submission and make them earn me lots of money big_smile

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Bev, welcome to the discussions.

      2. Brenda Arledge profile image81
        Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Let's find a way.

    3. Ishika Mehere profile image54
      Ishika Mehereposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, Brenda.

  5. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    The comment feature seems to have improved…only have to sign in and confirm email and use a code initially, but not after that. If you wait a few seconds after clicking the “comment” button the window will appear without having to scroll looking for it. Still no notifications but hopefully that will come. Thanks HubPages.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds wonderful

    2. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      So how does that work for a casual reader? Who could be bothered with all that nonsense? Especially as, when most close their browsers, the cookies are cleared so they have to go through the process the next time they visit.

      I've no problem typing in an email address but confirming and codes?... Nah.

      1. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        And it's all pretty pointless if we don't get notified of comments anyway.

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
          Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Yeppie.   Alot of work & time for nothing.

          But whose gonna tap the comment 4 or 5 times to get a box to pop up and then do an email.
          Then leave this site while you gather the code andcthen come back to enter it.

          We might do this...but my reader's...Nah.

          Some are not phone savy.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Truth is told.

      2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        My patient visiting AxleAddict was reward with a 'nonsense'.                                        So I try WanderWisdom. Same thing. Anyway, hope they's a universal improvement.

  6. Brenda Arledge profile image81
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    Still not working for me...i can see john has 7 comments, but it gives me no box.
    I can tap on Facebook or Pinterest & those work.

  7. CHRIS57 profile image61
    CHRIS57posted 12 months ago

    Arthur, i did use the mail service provided by hubpages. But that brings a lot of obstacles with it. The comment i submitted is simply lost to me. So if you answer in a month or so, i may not even remember in detail of what i wrote. You better do a copy-paste and store your own writing somewhere, otherwise the comment via hubpages mailservice disappears in a black hole. Alternative: Do all to in private.

    I found it always very interesting to see what others have to say on the subject of an article. Well, i hope matters improve.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      "Well I hope matters improved." So do I.

    2. Nathanville profile image93
      Nathanvilleposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I've just this minute replied to your email, and it includes a copy of your original message to me; so that you can cross-reference.

      Not as good as sharing with others on line but I hope you find my reply productive!

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Well, here, were on an open system. And you guys are communicating sub rora?                                            Unless, its an issue that does not corner any question here, you're good to go.                                                  Or just give us a hint.

  8. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    Yes, I don’t expect too many to bother.

    1. Brenda Arledge profile image81
      Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Then the comments system will not help us.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, Brenda. It may not at the moment. But when it get much better, it will help.

  9. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 10 months ago

    Deb Vebsco, you're welcome.

 
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