Thank You For Being Rude :)
Blogs are dead without comments, similarly the driving force for social networks and news are user interaction and discussions. Recently while chatting with roxzen she asked my advice on how to reply to a rude comment left on her blog.
- Do you respond to each and every comment?
- How do you respond to Trolls?
- How do you respond to off topic comments?
- What do you do when people misuse comments Ex: Keyword related names with links
Here’s How I try to respond.
- I try my best to respond to each and every comment.
- I don’t delete Troll comments nor do I respond to them.
- If the Troll comments require a response I am extremely polite.
- If the Comment is off topic I may or may not respond. I don’t believe in moderating or policing over comments.
- I delete and moderate comments which are posted for SEO benefits I don’t tolerate such comments.
Some mistakes Bloggers make are
- Not responding to comments
- Deleting comments you don’t agree with
- Using rude and abusive language while replying to trolls. Remember don’t fee the Troll.
Yesterday when I came back in the evening and checked my stats, I was pleasantly surprised too see that one of my articles had made it to the front page of DIGG. I want to thank whosoever posted it to DIGG. The very first comment labelled my article as blog spam and the commenter posted a direct link to the site I had reviewed, also according to some my web-design sucks(It has been featured in a few CSS galleries, I also get 2-3 emails per week asking me to release my theme publicly) and my domain name sucks(yeah I agree with that one). While I myself would have preferred if the original site had been posted on DIGG. The reason I think the submitter submitted my article was, it had been posted on DIGG before and I assume since most Diggers have very short attention span they just glanced through it, you would have to wait about a month before you could post the same site again, next I had written a good review on why the site was useful which a lot of people found useful on how the site worked and how to use it.