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.
by FloraBreenRobison 7 years ago
I tried to post this in the answers section-where I think the question should be-but I kept being told the question had already been asked by someone else-not true-and I couldn't post it. This is directed only to hubbers who tend to respond to all comments left on their hub, rather than never...
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?
by mega1 8 years ago
so how do you feel about people who write hubs accept the comments and don't reply to them? I find myself doing that about 80% of the time because I run out of things to reply. also because I am a bit lazy. also because I wonder if you comment how you would know whether I reply or...
by Dale Mazurek 9 years ago
A great hubber (ralwus) just called me out on another thread about replying to comments. I am glad he did because I can get the answer I need now.Is it okay to do a blanket comment every few comments or should we be replying to every comment.I just want to do things right in here.Thanks...
by Haunty 8 years ago
When I post a comment to someone's hub including a question and they approve it, but do not answer the question, does that mean they have no manners? In your opinion.
by Liz Elias 24 months ago
So, I've always thought it was the polite thing to do to reply to commenters, and thank them for their time and input, and I've made an effort to do so consistently.However, I'm wondering if this is now being discouraged by HP, as there is no available comment box for replies on hubs that have been...
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