New Comment Enhancements

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  1. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

    Hi everyone,

    In Hubs' Comment Capsules, we've made a few enhancements (coming very soon):

    - Comments left by the author of the Hub are reflected as "Hub Author" in a bubble next to the username.
    - Commenter level is indicated next to your username and when you left the comment.

    Note: If you have hidden your Accolades from your profile, you comments will not display your level.

    This is a way for readers of your Hubs to recognize comments left by the person who wrote the Hub, and established community members who have an admirable track record of commenting on others' Hubs.

    More on Accolades, including the Great Commenter Accolade, here: http://hubpages.com/faq/#accolades

    1. Edweirdo profile image86
      Edweirdoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jason,

      The color coding of this feature is not working. Take a look at this hub:

      ht tp://edweirdo.hubpages.com/hub/Promote-Your-Older-Hubs-Using-Tags-To-Create-Custom-RSS-Feeds

      (I picked it because it has 100s of comments)

      Search for "Hub Author" and you will see quite a few people who are not me are marked in blue!

      1. Jason Menayan profile image61
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yep, there are a couple of bugs. smile Thank you for reporting it.

        Hey, it's the Friday before Labor Day weekend...these things happen. ;-) (Will be fixed soon)

        1. goody7 profile image73
          goody7posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Would it be possible for each individual hubber to have a choice to opt out of this new feature on their hub's comment area? If not I'm for doing away with it altogether as well. It's going to cause people to stop making comments, and it's just too gaudy looking. There's also another problem now where if you want to stop following someone, you can't. Why is this?

    2. kannanwrites profile image93
      kannanwritesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Frankly, I just love it!

    3. WannaB Writer profile image92
      WannaB Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I tend to be motivated to strive to get to the higher levels if it's recognized. If I've been a bit sloppy, I try harder to change my ways and improve. I don't mind this new system at all. I just hope that instead of being upset, those who aren't in the yellow yet will work harder to get there. Those who want to delete their comments capsules may be cutting off their noses to spite their faces. After all, don't comments help search engine ranking and page views?

    4. LhouvieBlue profile image54
      LhouvieBlueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the advise.. I'll be doing it the next time

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Alas! We all get comments that are sometimes a little bit off the mark of our intent for that hub. I, for one, am always fine with that. I accept all positive comments in the spirit in which they are intended.

    But if I get a comment that's emblazoned in yellow, and it is not absolutely perfect in all respects; I have no choice but to immediately delete it. This is not a good thing.

  3. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

    I went through a few of my hubs when I saw the different colors trying to figure them out and some of the comments that I have left back to people are showing up in yellow and people that have commented on my hubs are showing up as the hub author even though it is my hub they are commenting on. Is this a glitch?

    1. Jason Menayan profile image61
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, a bit of a glitch. It's being fixed now and should be reflected on the site shortly.

      Thank you for your patience!

      1. Just Ask Susan profile image90
        Just Ask Susanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks and I like this new comment enhancement smile

  4. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

    Hold on a sec, paradigmsearch: we might be updating that soon. That was one variant that we thought about, but we have another that will likely get rolled out soon...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      smile

      1. Sally's Trove profile image77
        Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        This is a ridiculous and confusing change. It is absolutely not an enhancement.

        I could care a rat's ass about blue and yellow and what others' rankings are when they make a comment. I'm the judge of that worth, not HP.

  5. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

    Take a look again, everyone - the change went out with the most recent build (about 2 minutes ago).

    There is one small bug that will be fixed shortly (showing the Commenter Levels 1-4 in a light gray, not white).

  6. princess g profile image60
    princess gposted 6 years ago

    So I'm a level 2. This means I'm a crappy commenter? I'm not as good as  level three or four? At least I'm better than a one....

    1. Edweirdo profile image86
      Edweirdoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed! I, too, am a Level 2, but I notice that certain folks who drop by every hub they see and write "Nice hub" are Level 8 lol lol lol

      1. Jason Menayan profile image61
        Jason Menayanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Those short "Nice Hub" type of comments are actually working against them in terms of the way levels are calculated. I suppose they must be leaving longer, more genuine comments on other Hubs.

    2. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This actually has more to do with *how often* you leave comments  that aremeaningful, rather than how meaningful comments are in general. Thus, someone with a higher level  is  leaving meaningful comments with a higher frequency-in a way you can look at it as being a reflection on how much time you have to read  hubs and comment on them.  Therefore, if you can only spend an hour a day commenting on hubs you will not have commented on as many hubs  where people can spend three hours a day commenting.

  7. ubanichijioke profile image75
    ubanichijiokeposted 6 years ago

    Am expecting the best. Keep the good work coming. Great job

  8. princess g profile image60
    princess gposted 6 years ago

    You forgot to mention what the levels even MEAN

  9. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    Today is the day I made my last comment on a hub.

    This is a stupid and divisive move.

  10. K9keystrokes profile image91
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    I love the enhancement Jason! I think you guys are really on the right path. I like that the author of the hub still retains the right to moderate before allowing the comment. And I also like the fact that we get to see who is committed to the community through comments and interaction (the color coding ranking thing). It is just another fun attribute to play with here on HubPages. And after all is said and  done, it has to be fun, or it ain't worth the trouble!  wink
    Big HubHugs to the team~
    K9

    1. Jason Menayan profile image61
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, K9keystrokes!

      And as a Level 7 Commenter, that's fantastic that people will recognize you (and other Great Commenters like you) who read and provide insightful comments on their Hubs.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image91
        K9keystrokesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Okay,...extra HubHugs for Jason! smile

        1. wavegirl22 profile image41
          wavegirl22posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I second that one!

  11. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    Of course, if enough people dislike this feature, we may well see a sudden disappearance of comment capsules from many hubs.

  12. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    Oh, and why are both  colour coding  *and* a reference to level of commentating is necessary?

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image58
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      this isn't a gripe. It is confusion. Isn't this redundant?

    2. Ms Dee profile image88
      Ms Deeposted 6 years ago

      Even with the glitch, this is a great feature to see you've added. HubPages keeps getting better and better, IMHO!

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago

        Not that concerned about this feature one way or the other, except that I think it looks ugly.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image77
          Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Agreed, and adding that it's useless.

          1. Danette Watt profile image86
            Danette Wattposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Agree - and distracting

          2. Neil Sperling profile image75
            Neil Sperlingposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            very ugly -- no value really that I can see

        2. Jason Menayan profile image61
          Jason Menayanposted 6 years ago

          Thanks, everyone. (Including those that express liking something by griping about it)

          I'll share your thanks with Tom and James, who built and designed it, respectively. smile

          1. AEvans profile image78
            AEvansposted 6 years ago

            Another wonderful add-on! Will have to get used to it, but change is always good. smile

          2. sarasotadui profile image58
            sarasotaduiposted 6 years ago

            Nice feature to look forward...thanks!

          3. EmpressFelicity profile image71
            EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

            If anyone else finds this feature at best meaningless and at worst divisive (good word whoever used it), then I have the following suggestion, which I already made on another thread but is worth repeating here: make your accolades private. Then your commenter level won't show up when you post a comment to someone else's hub.

            The existence of features like this (and the "thumbs up/down" thing you get on some forums) is depressing because brings it home to you that yes, there really are people out there who might just base their assessment of someone's comments on the person's commenter rating and not on the actual words they used. Grrr.

            Edit: I've just noticed the global comment capsule settings thingy in the "My Account" section. Now that IS useful. Please, please HP can we concentrate on useful stuff?

          4. Haunty profile image82
            Hauntyposted 6 years ago

            I'm sure HP knows where they are going with all these changes, because don't forget, there's gonna be an entirely new site design soon. Which btw looks awesome.

          5. melbel profile image96
            melbelposted 6 years ago

            This is really cool, in my opinion. It will make hubbers post more than "that's cool" on hubs which will be nice! It's always nice to get a well thought out comment on my hubs and I try my best to leave well thought out comments although I don't often comment. I think this is a good direction for HubPages.

            smile

          6. sofs profile image80
            sofsposted 6 years ago

            I really do not see any value addition to the current pages other than the unsightly blotches marring the comments.. does it serve any purpose??

          7. ershruti304 profile image61
            ershruti304posted 6 years ago

            change is always for betterment. So at least I look forward for it

            1. WriteAngled profile image81
              WriteAngledposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Change may make things better, but it may also make them worse, or have no effect whatsoever.

          8. Cheeky Girl profile image72
            Cheeky Girlposted 6 years ago

            According to this amazing new color-coded system I am a level 7 commenter. Wow, did I get promoted ? LOL! Great enhancement!

            Now all I need is a Hub enhancement to get me a coffee and cereal for breakfast, guys that would be just sweet! LOL! Kidding!

            Another great idea, and it allows great comments to be made, and encourages the ones who comment less to comment more. Might it have been easier to perhaps just have a smaller box shape with a colored number inside it with a number from 1 - 8 in it or something? Just a wee thought. No big deal.

            One issue is what happens if someone decides to "unfollow" someone for any reason, what happens in the comments? Will they auto-update I wonder?

           
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