Stuffing comment boxes with comments.
Okay here is my thing. I was reading over at SciFi Dad's about his quest to get 100 comments, if he does he will join twitter. An ongoing inside joke with him and I, Him not wanting to join Twitter, ME trying to bug and irritate him about it until he joined (just cause I'm that kind of person) I was all stoked for the 100 comment challenge. But then he puts in a disclaimer, "No stuffing his comment box" or something similar to that.
Now he's not the only one I've heard say that before.
They don't want people just writing one worded comments in their comment box or saying things that do not have to do with their posts.
I get that. And in SciFi's quest I understand it completely. He wants his lurkers to De-Lurk and doesn't want people like ME just saying random comments to fill his box to 100 so that I get my way on our own little inside thing we have going on. I totally understand that. And it was a smart move on his part.
But it just got to me thinking. And then my mind went to commenting in general.
So this is my take on comment boxes (Not SciFi's but in general)
Honestly why is it a big deal?
Kritta use to do that before she became inpregnanted and moved to another state. But she use to be up while most of us were going to bed and she would "stuff" my comment box with her thoughts. I loved it. Didn't mind it one bit. And even some of her comments gave me ideas to post about.
I use to hold Random Thought Fridays and people would comment numerous of times "stuffing" my comments with some of the funniest stuff ever! But if someone commented 20 times others would say stuff like, "So and So must not have a life" or something like that. Does it matter!?
I remember on one post when me and two other friends Sage and Jules were commenting back and forth to each other on a Random post on a blog and someone made the comment that we needed to get a room and stop filling up the comment box!?
I know over at Crash's when I have time to comment on her posts you can read anything from comments on the posts to what happened the other day at So and So's house. I think it's funny and I usually follow comments because I love to see the conversations going on.
The only comments I find are a waste of someone's time is, "Nice post" or something generic. And that's it. It usually has me rolling my eyes knowing they didn't read the post. Yet I don't want them to NOT comment... a comment is a comment.
So what I'm saying is stuff away. I don't mind. Say what you want. Get something off your chest. Be Generic. Make me laugh. Say something deep. Whatever you want. Say more than one thing! Come back often and comment again and comment on someone else's comment!
We try to do that over at REAL WORLD. In fact we WELCOME it! The comment box is meant to be our little chatty community where people say their opinions and then comment on other's opinions and on and on... (You should check it out today if you have ever wondered what Sage looks like or IS like)
Oh! and go over to SciFi Dads and read his post (he's a daily read of mine because his posts are open and honest and if you check out his comments most of the people that frequent there have LONG comments because they care and have something to say about what he writes) and then comment, but don't stuff his comment box I want it to be legit... and don't do it for me to get him on Twitter. Do it for HIM and help him reach 100 comments by Sunday because it is a goal and all goals should be met if they possibly can be ;)
***What do YOU think about the whole commenting and then commenting and then commenting on someone else's comments? Or just putting in your random thoughts in someone's comment box? Or making your comment box like some random chat community???
All I'm saying is I'm for it! All about it! :)
Friday, January 15, 2010
Stuffing comment boxes with comments.
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