April 11, 2005

A question.

When responding to someone's comment on a post, and you really want them to know about the response, what is the best way to do it?

Do you:

  1. Post your own comment and expect them to check back later.

  2. Reply to their e-mail notification of the comment, and then copy your reply to the comments of the post.

  3. Post the comment and then forward the e-mail notification to the original commenter.

The first one is the easiest and involves almost no work, but you're relying on them to come back. The advantage of the second is that the reply keeps the context of the comment, but has the most work (not much really). The third is just a little easier than the second, but still lets the commenter know of the reply.

I guess I'm sort of talking myself into the second one.

Is there an accepted/standardized way to do this?

Posted by GEBIV at April 11, 2005 08:44 PM


If the comment I want to make contributes to the discussion thread in general, I'll post the comment, then reply to the comment notification with the words:

Response posted :-)

Trust me. They'll check.

Sometimes, though, the comment I want to make is pretty much just for the benefit of the person who left the comment, in which case I may simply reply to the comment notification with what I wanted to say & forego leaving the comment at my site.

Depends a lot on how much of a hurry I'm in.

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