UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Timing is everything!

We appreciate comments, and my previous posting about them should indicate that, but comments need to be timely, to amount to anything.

We often get comments several days after a posted item appears here; sometimes several years after an item was posted.

Visitors here, commenters here, move along, like us, in this fast-paced world.

Commenting on a posting or comment here several days after they appear is futile, a waste of your time and thought.

We're not comment happy, like some Blog owners who need comments to sustain an advertising milieu: Kevin Randle's blog, Above Top Secret, and Unexplained-Mysteries, among others.

We don't sell anything, so it doesn't matter if we get only one comment or a hundred.

We like comments to advance a debate or "discussion" that's all.

If a pithy comments comes in several days after a discussion has wound down, what's the point?

If you stumble upon an old item here and wish to note something about it, add your comment to a new item, noting that you're referring to an old, moribund topic.

We'll make the adjustment, if your comment is relevant.

RR

4 Comments:

  • You might want to consider having only one post on the front page. I appreciate the guideline, although it seems vague. Are you saying "Once a new post has been added, further comments on previous posts should be avoided."? You seem to say, if you deem a comment on an old post worthy, then we will publish it. (?) Well how is a commentor supposed to determine this " pithiness" in advance? I think what you are saying is that no one reads older posts, and so why do you bother to comment? I sense a certain frustration on this point. The only rejoinder I have out of respect for your views, is that , from my own experience, sometimes a older comment will lead to a new post based on the previous, to examine the comment. None the less, I am a guilty party.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Thursday, August 22, 2013  

  • No, you not a "guilty party" here Bruce.

    If anything, you anticipate my responses.

    Even if one reads old posts, offering a response to a comment, more so than the post itself, is futile.

    The commenter is not coming back, he or she is on to new horizons.

    Sometimes a comment will lead to a new topic, but rarely, in my case.

    We have brought forward late comments by Terry the Censor or Zoam Chomsky, as they offer substantive comments, comments that others should see besides me.

    As for one post on the front page, the point of Blogs -- the reason for them -- was to address current issues by the blogger, things of the moment.

    UFOs allow for past ruminations so they, as a topic, are not often timely, but reflections about them should be.

    Tony Bragalia gets many responses to his postings, some from years ago.

    And some of those responses add to the data or information he addresses.

    But since they appear in long-ago postings, they won't be seen by anyone but a blog archaeologist.

    It's like applauding, today, the Beatles on Ed Sullivan's show of 1963.

    It's less than the sound of one hand clapping....sad.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, August 22, 2013  

  • You ask that we comment on topics as quickly as possible. Maybe so, but as soon as you introduce a new topic, the old one(s) rapidly lose relevance.

    What I am saying is that you should give us a period of time, due to absence from home perhaps, to digest your topics before introducing a new one.

    I know some take their computers, tablets, and other gadgetry with them wherever they go, and can respond at once, if they so desire. Alas, I am not one of these.

    By Blogger cda, at Friday, August 23, 2013  

  • Blogging is like a meal CDA, served hot.

    If someone misses that meal and stumbles upon it later, it will be cold.

    Commenting then is futile as the caravan has moved on.

    I'm just saying that forget leaving a comment if you come late; no one will see it or care after the topic has been wracked around or withered on the vine.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, August 23, 2013  

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