A couple weeks ago, I posted a poll asking how people checked for comments and replies on posts. Surprisingly to me, 83% of of respondents said that they check posts repeatedly. I've wondered how people went about it, because some people get very involved in discussions, and others seem to make a comment and then leave the conversation alone. And most people simply don't comment at all. Here were the results of the poll:
Manually by checking post repeatedly: 83%
If readers comment in a post/thread, it looks like most of them check back for responses simply by coming back to click on the thread.
Using sidebar widge for recent replies: 12%
A small-ish percentage check for replies using the sidebar widget for recent replies. Maybe some people haven't looked or noticed, and maybe some people dont' find it that helpful. But on the sidebar, there is a tool to check for recent comments. So in case you want to see who has been replying to you or commenting on other threads, check out that widget.
I would be curious to know the "other" ways that 5% of people check for comments and replies.
Receive responses by e-mail: 0%
Only one voter mentioned using the option to receive replies by e-mail. That can also be an option if you're using the Forum (LINK).
What comments or suggestions do you have about commenting or using different ways to follow discussions?Click here for the full post