Too many comments, I want to convert it to a forum like thing

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  1. rider_tiger profile image79
    rider_tigerposted 12 years ago

    In my hub … F-IIF-tips
    there are over 800 comments and at certain time in a year, people look at that hub for guidance, relief and communication.
    Is there any way I can convert the comment capsule to a forum like capsule? I added another comment capsule but thats just another comment capsule and did not add any value.
    Thanks in advance to those who reply.

    1. ThomasE profile image68
      ThomasEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You can't do it on hubpages, you would need to set up your own forum elsewhere, and provide a link to it.

    2. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      yes, i support you. I recommended a forum type comment section few weeks ago too. I would be nice to reply a particular comment but the problem will be the repetition of a comment when responding may cause duplication.

  2. simeonvisser profile image68
    simeonvisserposted 12 years ago

    There is no forum capsule, only a comments capsule which basically serves the same purpose. Adding a second comments capsule doesn't help. Not sure what to do really sad

  3. travelespresso profile image68
    travelespressoposted 12 years ago

    This doesn't answer your question but the link below has the options available on HubPages at the moment.

    I can see that managing that number of comments would be extremely difficult.  Hope you find a solution that works for you.

  4. profile image0
    ralwusposted 12 years ago

    erase them, start over

  5. profile image0
    Sophia Angeliqueposted 12 years ago

    I have absolutely no idea what the post is about but if I had something similar, here is what I do.

    I would establish if there were things that people were asking that were not in the article and add a capsule with that information so that the questions wouldn't need to be asked.

    I would then delete all the responses. Nobody reads responses after there are more than ten.

    Select the best ten responses and leave them there.

    1. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      the more comment the better. comments continuously add fresh content to the hub and keep the search engines pleased. and more comments mean more keywords too. so deleting comments is the last thing to do for sure.

      1. profile image0
        Sophia Angeliqueposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't know that.

        Thanks for telling me.

        1. saleheensblog profile image60
          saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          no problem, i am always learning. smile

          Merry Christmas to you

    2. lrohner profile image69
      lrohnerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, I do. And quite frequently, particularly if I'm searching a specific answer to a question.

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        me too smile especially in literature and seo hubs.

        Marry Christmas to you Irohner.

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          Donna Ferrierposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Aww, I love the little reindeer and bunny...where did you get them?

          1. Joy56 profile image69
            Joy56posted 12 years agoin reply to this

            right click on the picture you like, and save as.......

          2. saleheensblog profile image60
            saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            hey Donna, Merry Christmas to you. They came to my home yesterday and I took some photo then. lol

    3. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely untrue.

      Of course judicious editing can eliminate repetitive and pointless comments, but if new information is still being added, you never should limit them to some  arbitrary number.

  6. rider_tiger profile image79
    rider_tigerposted 12 years ago

    I definitely intend to keep all the comments, because people have been using them to chat with each other and they have been replying each other's questions, to the best of their ability.
    It would be much easier to establish that forum on that page because everybody who writes marie curie tips, ief tips etc. is getting on this page, instead of the official cordis page because the officials on cordis are simply bureaucrats and they do not provide something a scientist would read.
    Anyhew, I hope somebody can come up with some type of solution because I think being too popular should not be a problem on hub pages.

    1. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      well, before more people visit this forum please, delete the link from your post. too many thieves here. never disclose your successful niches in public. you won't believe that many will shamelessly copy your keywords and write a even better hub and push you down with back linking.

      1. rider_tiger profile image79
        rider_tigerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks saleheensblog for the advice. Now, how do I delete the link from this forum?

  7. Aficionada profile image82
    Aficionadaposted 12 years ago

    Would it be possible for you to copy the best comments and responses into a separate Hub and link to that Hub from the one where the comments now are?  Then, delete the older comments, but leave the most recent 30-40.  800 really does seem like an enormous number to wade through.  I would probably read many, but not that many.

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    fbetancourtposted 12 years ago

    Rider, start a forum and link to it. Encourage communication there? Would be easier and would be a nice resource for a lot of people.

  9. Information Ninja profile image60
    Information Ninjaposted 12 years ago

    When a hub or a blog post becomes that popular you know your on to something and that might mean it is time to start your own forum.   Forums are fun and very satisfying to run.


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