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A Comment About Comments

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Comments are a special and significant aspect of online comics. They offer an opportunity for readers to directly interact with each other as well as the comic creators. I can’t imagine what it would have been like if newspaper comics would have had interactive commenting. It would have been amazing to have been able to interact with all of my favorites. Now I’m certainly not comparing most webcomics with the classics of the newspapers, but still, commenting is a real opportunity to add to the entertainment of reading them.

I do have one personal issue with online comic commenting. I really don’t like the “one shot” posting nature of most WordPress sites. You get one chance to write and post your comment. If you misspell a word, or your device spell corrector changes the word you actually wrote, or you omitted a word, or you realize you really had more to say, or less, after you posted your comment…tough noogies ! I always felt that there should be a “preview” feature that gave you an opportunity for editing or deleting your post. Well, there is one. It’s a plugin called Simple Comment Editing. It’s so easy to add to a WordPress site, that it’s almost hard to believe everyone doesn’t use it. We have added it to BugPudding and we hope that all our current and future commenters with enjoy and appreciate this common sense feature. To learn more, check out this article that describes the plugin Simple Comment Editing.

And a special thank you to all of you who read our comic and also to all of you who join in the fun by commenting.

4 Comments

If I have a long comment, I usually type it into a word processor first, and (after correcting the mistakes) copy & paste. I don’t usually need to delete a comment, but it would be a nice feature to have. I’d probably add that plug in, but I’m not running WordPress.org. I’m on a WordPress.com site. Not sure if they offer the same plug in, but hey, it’s free. 😉

Thanks RG,
We aim to please and we love comments, so hopefully it will now be easier than the South Carolina Two Step and cut and paste because you can edit them here directly. Only restriction is you have to start the edit before 5 min after the original post, which should be plenty of time to proof read and determine if you want/need to edit anything.

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