ReplyMe

On Wednesday I installed a plugin which allowed you to subscribe to comments. The problem is, you didn’t just get notified of replies to your comment, but you got sent everyone’s comment.
ReplyMeThis system was in place until today when I decided to try a plugin called ReplyMe, after reading about how Ari Herzog had just installed it on his blog.
I have updated the comment policy in line with these changes, so you know exactly what happens when you comment. Below is an excerpt of the page, explaining the update:

Some blogs give you the option to subscribe to all other comments on an article, in a hope that a reply to your comment may be amongst them. I think this is a bit impersonal however, so I have installed a plugin called ReplyMe.

ReplyMe sends you an email, when your comment has a reply. The email has your original comment in it, along with the reply and a link to the comment on my blog so that you can carry on the conversation. This means you don’t have to remember to subscribe to the comments and it keeps your inbox free of other comments, which aren’t related to yours.

Happy commenting – why not post a comment and I will reply to show you how this new feature works 🙂

5 Responses

  • Sounds good, Chris, and thanks for the ping. Quick suggestion, though: Edit your “leave a reply” box so the person writing a comment knows about receiving an email. Else, people may not comment if they think they won’t get notified of replies; I wouldn’t.

  • This is much easier site to navigate than the other blogs, Chris. I have Intense debate installed on my site as you tried yourself where you can only subscribe to replies instead of all comments. I am not sure about some people who didn’t want to be emailed at all. How they will respond to the automatic email. Keep me posted about that one. For Ari, now I get two emails from him about the same reply, which is not good. I think he will catch up with that.

    • “I have Intense debate installed on my site as you tried yourself where you can only subscribe to replies instead of all comments.” – This is true, I know I said some blog but I do recognise that intense debate does allow you to do replies, all comments or non at all.

      I don’t really like intense debate. A blog that I read on an almost daily basis and had written for, recently switched to it, but I really didn’t like it, and I very rarely visit it now. I just don’t like the uniformity of it.

      I am not sure about some people who didn’t want to be emailed at all. How they will respond to the automatic email. – Well to be honest if you are going to comment on a blog, and someone takes the time to reply to you, is it not right that A) you know that reply exists and B) you reply to that, or at least read it from the comfort of your inbox?

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