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.