Getting Points for Comments (In More Ways Than One)

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How many times do you see a very short comment and think "I guess they didn't know there was a minimum length to get your 25 points for the comment!" We love meaningful comments! "This is an excellent post! Thank you for sharing this post." may in fact be entirely sincere by some, but it also typifies a copy/paster "I'm doing this comment JUST for the points!" type person (for more info, see Miss Manners Guide to Commenting Philosophies)

Well, let's not start counting our characters in our comments, but it does take a minimum of 50 characters in a comment to get our 25 points. (I previously relayed something that I had heard, namely that it takes 10 words or more, and while that is approximately right, it is more precisely a character count, I just now tested to confirm it!). So when you comment, you should fill up at least half a line of the commenting box (compare my red arrows in the diagram below, the 50 character point is just over half distance of comment area width). 

Points are nice to get and we might as well earn them for making a comment, so make sure you are aware of this when commenting. Don't just say it was nice... tell us why and what part in particular! (and you will have no problems with points, AND you'll be making many more points in the eyes of the author!)

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Lucas Taylor
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Always a good refresher  of the system and other ways to earn.
May 22, 2012 02:28 PM #209
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Very well written!  The points are great, but some consideration when leaving a comment is in order as well.  

Jun 02, 2012 03:58 AM #210
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Rhonda Duffy
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Learn something new everyday. Looks like taking time to think about the article before commenting on it will help in more ways than 1.  

Sep 10, 2012 01:18 AM #211
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Mike Young
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Craig, thank you, I am relatively new to this and didn't realize they had a 50 char minimum. That accounts for why some of my past comments didn't get an points. Thanks again

Sep 10, 2012 01:11 PM #212
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Melissa Marro
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Good information. I was wondering why this weekend when I was congratulating winners for some of the contestst that I didn't get points for the comments. Now I know why. 

Oct 01, 2012 02:06 AM #213
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Rafi Footerman
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Thanks, I was wondering why I didn't always get points as I tend to be brief.

Oct 31, 2012 11:42 PM #214
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Jeffrey Jones
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Thank you very much for the clarification, I am just now starting to see the benifit of the points structure.

Nov 15, 2012 01:26 PM #215
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Christopher Campa
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Thank you Craig.  There is so much to learn here in AR.

Dec 08, 2012 09:06 AM #216
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Wika Hutchinson
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Thank you for sharing this info Craig. I learn something new every day here on Active Rain :)

Jan 24, 2013 11:28 PM #217
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Brad MacKenzie
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Thanks for the tip! (6 3 3 3 = 15)  If I write a few more words, I squeak out the minimum! (2 1 5 1 3 4 5, 1 6 3 3 7  = 39).  Phew! (4)  Made it (4 1 = 5) I haven't counted length in my writing since high school English class!  Double spacing and narrow margins anyone? :)

Feb 07, 2013 07:55 AM #218
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Royal Goodman
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Craig. Thanks for all of information. I did not know this. Now I do. I appreciate you for sharing. Royal...

Feb 27, 2013 12:12 PM #219
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David Grbich
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Thanks for the tip - I am working hard to reach half a line but did it!! Regards Dave

Mar 24, 2013 10:39 AM #220
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Mohan Tarneja

Thanks Craig for letting us know about this.. but what are the benefits of getting points for comments.. yes its increase scores but is there any other benefit as well.. ;)

Sep 19, 2013 09:46 PM #221
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Dan Dee McGinnis The Pumpkin Man
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Craig

I don't like to read, I appreciate finding this. I am coming along in AR. Getting the hang of this

Dec 09, 2013 06:28 PM #222
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Lisa Friedman
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Wow, I am amazed at how short 50 characters is. I enjoyed the link to Bliz' Ms. Manners post.

 

Mar 03, 2014 12:42 PM #223
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Sandra Mathewson
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Craig,

Hope all is well with you. 

Since AR has been redesigned, I don't know how to leave a comment to someone's comment on my post?  Before, I could just click to respond, but I can't find a way to do that now?

Thanks,

Sandra

Mar 09, 2014 01:25 AM #224
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Jill Winchel
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I didn't know there was a character count to earn points. I have always just said my piece but it is good to know about the 50 characters.

Mar 24, 2014 11:16 PM #225
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Yes agreed, never knew about the 50 characters to earn points. 

Apr 23, 2014 09:48 AM #226
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Inna Ivchenko
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I'm #227 here:) and noticed that you had 10 re-blogs and feature. Congratulations!

Jul 22, 2014 06:53 PM #227
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I did not know this. This is 50 characters :-) LOL

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