it may improve interactivity between hubpages and people visiting hubs if an optional email address column is added in comments capsule. Some of the visitors need answers to their questions asked using comment capsules. Hubber may reply the question by sending e-mail to visitor. It will help improve credibility of hubpages.
We generally reply to questions in comments by adding the answer in a comment, so that everyone who visits can see the answer, as well as the question.
Posting your email address at forums, blog comments or in fact anywhere on the world wide web results in getting more spam than you could ever hope for.
Spammers harvest emails with automated bots.
Thanks inspirepub & darkside for comments. I had only consideration that people usually leave comments (questions) and forget but if they are really serious they may get an answer directly by the hubber and this may benefit hubpages in terms of responsiveness and reliability. Anyways, your concerns are also valid.
I think a lot of non-HP members leave questions and never come back for a response, but I still answer any questions in the hub's comment box. If they really want the answer, they'd come back to check it out. In the mean time, they may have found the answer to their question somewhere else, which is why they may not return.
How much more reliable and responsive can you get than answering someone's comment with a comment?
by Whitney 8 years ago
What are the potentially cons of not using a comment box?I'm tired of answering the same questions over and over again. I'm tired of getting rude comments. I'm tired of dealing with it basically. I want to help people, but answering the same question over and over again or having to defend myself...
by Jean Bakula 6 years ago
Last night I couldn't answer somebody's comment on one of my hubs. I tried a few times, and my answer kept disappearing. This morning I added a new comments capsule, and deleted the old one, but now I lost several comments people made (I knew that would probably happen). Now I tried to comment on...
by Paul Edmondson 9 months ago
Our strategy is to satisfy readers and Google. We support this with our mission to be the go-to place for people to create useful in-depth media rich pages on topics they are passionate about.We aspire to attract everyday experts and we are building our services to support their content with...
by Randi Benlulu 4 years ago
Do you think it is important to add follow-up comments when people answer your questions?When I answer a question or leave a comment on someone's hub, I appreciate some awknowledgement. I feel surprised (and a bit "cheated" when there is no response) Am I setting my expectations too...
by Christy Kirwan 7 months ago
Please visit the HubPages Blog for an update on Comment Capsules in articles and let us know here if you have any questions or comments.
by Sherri 8 years ago
I'm sure there are many reasons for and against responding to comments left by your readers. What do you think?
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