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 Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Comment Value Hierarchy

ON TOPIC1a) Comment expanding on the theme of the post
1b) Comment developing the theme of the post
1c) Comment agreeing with the theme of the post
1d) Comment disagreeing with the theme of the post
1e) Comment giving an example on the theme of the post
1f) Comment recounting a personal experience directly relevant to the theme of the post
1g) Comment filling a gap left by the post
1h) Comment following on from other comments on the post
VEERING2a) Comment veering fractionally off-topic
2b) Comment veering more blatantly off-topic
2c) Comment telling some personal anecdote only vaguely related to the post
2d) Comment picking up on a tangential part of the post and going on about that
2e) Comment picking up on one tiny part of the post and relating a personal experience at great length 
2f) Comment ranting generally around the theme of the post
2g) Comment accidentally posted twice
2h) Comment apologising for accidentally posting twice
PEDANTIC3a) Comment pointing out a factual error in the post
3b) Comment quibbling with the central theme of the post
3c) Comment pointing out a slight exception to something in the post
3d) Comment picking holes in one tiny unimportant part of the post
3e) Comment picking holes in another person's comment
3f) Comment pointing out an 'error' which is actually correct
OFF-TOPIC4a) Comment accidentally posted to the wrong post
4b) Comment apologising for being off-topic but...
4c) Comment recognising it's off-topic but...
4d) Comment failing to notice it's off-topic
4e) Comment responding to other off-topic comments
4f) Comment reigniting some off-topic thread which might otherwise have died
4g) Comment careering off down some conversational cul-de-sac with no relevance to the original post whatsoever
UNNECESSARY5a) Comment about an old post, but added to the latest post in case nobody notices
5b) Comment pointing out a news article they think nobody else has seen
5c) Comment pointing out a news article everybody’s already seen
5d) Personal message that would have been better sent as an email
UNWELCOME6a) Comment from someone wishing I’d written about something else
6b) Comment from someone wishing I’d written about anything else
6c) Comment postulating what today's post should have been about instead
6d) Comment from someone who wants their time back
6e) Snarky comment taking a dig at the blogger rather than the post
7b) Spam
7c) Personal insult
7d) Not getting any comments

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