Learn How To Comment on a Site

September 26th, 2005 | by Mike |

I realize that no one really comments much on here. I always thought that it was because I say everything so wonderfully and completely that there is nothing for anyone else to add…or this site sucks. Turns out I was wrong on both counts! Maybe no one comments on any posts (other than the infamous Armstrong article of course) because no one knows how to do it correctly.

Lifehacker to the rescue with their post: Lifehacker’s guide to weblog comments
Here’s a quick tidbit from the article that I hope everyone out there starts following. It doesn’t happen on this site, but it happens a lot of other places and it is annoying as hell.

Don’t comment for the sake of commenting.

Commenters who only say “First!” or “Nice site” on an open thread have no business hitting that “Post” button at all. Further, only spammers comment for the sake of adding their name and URL to a web page. Useless comments will gain you the reputation for being a useless commenter.

Go read the article, empower yourself with the knowledge of how to comment correctly, then forget it and run out there and get as many “First Post!” comments you can get!

  1. 6 Responses to “Learn How To Comment on a Site”

  2. By danielcole on Sep 26, 2005 | Reply

    first post

  3. By Mike on Sep 26, 2005 | Reply

    How did I know that was coming?

  4. By danielcole on Sep 26, 2005 | Reply

    first post

  5. By Mike on Sep 26, 2005 | Reply

    How did I know that was coming?

  6. By gabe on Sep 27, 2005 | Reply

    hello, i’m commenting. because i know how to.

    great site.

    By the way.

  7. By gabe on Sep 27, 2005 | Reply

    hello, i’m commenting. because i know how to.

    great site.

    By the way.

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