I have always wished there could be a way to know if someone replies to a comment I made, if I could be alerted of a reply instead of having to find the page again or RSSing to see if the author or someone else replied. Maybe if someone who wishes to reply to a specific comment could choose which comment(s) to reply to so those people could be notified... that would be great and would be a wonderful way to learn and benefit from HubPages.
It would be an ok idea, most people leave a comment for the person and never return (because you said what you wanted to, they could accept it or delete it, they got your feedback). If you wanted an ongoing discussion with someone you would need to notify them by email or something, or if it's about a topic, make a forum post of it and then you can talk back and forth!
At least this is the way I understand it,
Glassvisage I would love this idea. There are so many times where I'll make a comment on a hub with the intention on going back and seeing if the hubber replied to a statement or question, but completely forget about it. Most of the time I'll run across the hub months later and in deed there was a reply posted.
Thranax, I think she's talking about for hubbers and not unregistered people, as if they want the answer, they'll more than likely bookmark the page and come back unless they find the answer in the meantime. On one of my hubs, I'll frequently get a discussion going as to care and what's up with their pet, as unregistered hubbers never seem to notice the contact button.
But, in terms of hubbers, most of the time the hubber makes a comment or asks a "light" non-serious question, but they may want to read the answer or check for a reply, and in this case it seems unrealistic to bookmark every hub that a hubber comments on to go back and pull it up later that day or a day or so later to check the comment. If that makes sense>
True, but I still think comments should be comments, not discussions, that is the purpose of a forum. Maybe it would be a good idea that every author has a forum automatically made in a widget on there profile page and the topics are always the title of the Hub. That way you can discuss it and always edit your posts, and have pictures etc. I think this would be a better idea for what your thinking of personally
Here is an example of what the idea is:
^I made that up quickly
So in your comment section you just want a bunch of "You hub is great," "Good information," etc. opinions? I'd much rather more discussion than that. That's just me though. I'm not a fan of simplle one phrased comments like that. I mean I get tons of unregistered users who come back and ask questions and talk and even try to help out other people from what I've told them. This makes me feel like my hubs and how I've tried to help people with my replies to their comments truly helpful and meaningful to that person.
I always forget about this, and by the time I find it again, it's been weeks or months after the fact. :-/
That would be great if HP could do that. It is nice that we get an email when someone comments on our own hubs so we can respond within a reasonable time.
Most of the time when I comment I just look back at the Hub to see what the Hubber wrote about my comment. Most people are pretty good at writing back comments in my experience.
Have you tried the "comments you made" link in the "your account" section?
It shows all the hubs you commented on, and also shows how recently other comments have been made on the same hub.
There is no such option in profile page. So one has to discuss the matter in the comments section itself as not everybody comes to forum.
I have tried comments you made option in ...it is a good one.
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