Once in a while I'll write a thoughtful comment, which I've put some real research into, and which may (or may not) disagree somewhat with the author. But I am also quick to point out things about the article with which I agree. Other times, I'm just posting a compliment - period. But for whatever reason, I never hear a word back. I find it strange. Is this just a case of poor social skills? I cannot imagine ignoring someone unless they are abusive. That's my take. How about you? (Having said that, I think that perhaps some comments may get lost in cyberspace.)
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What a beautiful answer, Billie Kelpin. If my comment is posted, then others have the opportunity to check out my research. And you're right... Life Happens. Speaking of which, I am sorry about your father-in-law. Thank goodness for his loving family
Savvydating, Thanks so much. My husband's family is just stellar in its support of each other. Bill is 95, so everyone is just appreciative that he was blessed with such a long and healthy life.
Lol. As I mentioned to dashingscorpio, I only have 15 hubs. It's easy to keep up with so few. I the end, everyone can choose whether they want to respond or not, and it's not necessarily a thing of being actively impolite.
Another awesome answer, Ketage. That's the way I must look at comments. If I get one, I'll be pleasantly surprised. What a good idea!
Now it's coming together for me. Frankly, I only have a few hubs and some people have hundreds. It would be hard to keep up with that many comments. But, I am glad that you welcome a difference of opinion!
I agree that technical glitch do sometimes occur. HubPages doesn't manually inform anyone... it would be an onerous task! The job is done by an automated system. Yet, you can see your unapproved comments at your Feed page, no?
I didn't know about finding unapproved comments. Walter Poon, Is that on the activity page? Anyway, now I feel like a yahoo for even thinking about all of this. But, I'm really glad I asked because I know now what I didn't know before!
Hi duffsmom. Mostly, I just try to give some extra data that people may not be aware of, so that they can research further. Thus, I am trying to add something to the hub. Forums get somewhat ridiculous, so I like commenting on articles.
Hi definitions. That seems to be the general consensus, so I've been keeping this is mind. Another good comment!
Good point, JThompson42. Sometimes we are not notified by HP and other times people are busy.
Thank you savvy.
Tsmog, thank you for sharing your personal experience - which is that much more valuable since you are a "slow" typist. Everyone has given me such excellent answers. I now have a much better understanding about the whys of commenting! Yea!
DDE, I hear you. If someone never responds, consistently, I will stop following them. Frankly, this is a community & we have to act like it. But, I am more at peace in my mind since reading these comments. I appreciate your honesty - very much!
Ghost32. Once again, another thoughtful perspective. I guess my thing is that I love the community - the talking back & forth. It's fun. But, I admit that when I first began writing here I had almost no time to spend on Hubpages.