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Subscribe to Comments Reactivated

Subscribe-To-CommentsJust a short note to let readers know that due to an overwhelming number of requests for the feature to be re-added to this blog that I’ve activated the ‘subscribe to comments’ feature again.

By default it is not activated when you leave a comment – so you need to manually check the box under comments as you leave your comment to be notified of further comments via email.

A Word of Warning – while this feature is very useful at helping people to engage in conversation it is worth stating the obvious warning – ie that some threads here at ProBlogger get a lot of comments (some get hundreds) so subscribing to some threads could quite quickly lead to a full inbox (welcome to my world)! Of course you can unsubscribe from comments at any point – however it might be worth being a little selective!

So to those of you who have been badgering me for this feature – enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Paquito says:

    Thank you very much for this feature (I really miss it :-)).

    Promise to use it wisely :-)

    Regards from Spain,

    Paquito.
    http://paquito4ever.blogspot.com

  2. SpiKe says:

    I’ve always had my reservations about using this plugin but if Problogger is using it, I will have to check it out again :)

    SpiKe
    Organize IT

  3. John says:

    Oh Great! Thanks Darren.

  4. silvino says:

    thank you, darren(:

    just a quick out-of-topic comment: i am really enjoying the flow of posts over the last two weeks. it feels like you’re making a new curve for all the blogging-community: great content vs publishing frequency, pushing the limits over and over again.

  5. Mike Goad says:

    Thanks Darren.

    I doubt if I will use it much, but I like it being available if there is a particular topic where I would like to see what others think.

  6. Even if this does lead to hundreds of e-mails being sent to my inbox each day it is sure a lot better than those annoying “free viagra” and “free vioxx” e-mails.

  7. dan says:

    I have a way much smaller blog, but with some very active posts (500+ coms), with lots of subscribers, where some guys were commenting like nuts. I was forced by my hosting company to disable the notofication service, my blog was sending over 10k mails per day, sometimes 2k-3k per sec.

    Don’t you have the same problem? :D

  8. Fred says:

    Hey -

    Very cool – where can we get this plugin – will it work w/ WordPress?

    thanks!
    Fred

  9. Darren Rowse says:

    silvino – thanks, have been working hard at it lately – appreciate the feedback.

    Mike – yeah, that’s how I use it on other sites too.

  10. Darren Rowse says:

    Fred – it’s a WP plugin called Subscribe to Comments

  11. Sean says:

    I honestly HATE subscribing to comment…

    Why? If you subscribe to a post on a very popular site, you will hate it when you check your mail box, it’s literally filled with mails and I just delete them all and get overwhelm.

    If I did leave some kind of comment that I am expecting a reply, I just bookmark the post and come back later :-)

  12. Mark Jaquith says:

    I’m the author of the plugin (and a b5media employee!) The plugin definitely works best on low-volume threads or dormant threads (which can become re-awakened as someone new leaves a comment).

    For sites that frequently get several dozen comments per entry, it might be better to subscribe to the comments feed (for WordPress-based sites, just add “/feed/” to the end of the URL. So for this entry it would be:

    http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/08/25/subscribe-to-comments-reactivated/feed/ ).

  13. I personally believe this is a must, maybe not for big time blogger like PB but for smaller blogs, it encourages users to come back, I use it and find it helps bring me back to blog posts.

    http://germworks.net/blog/2007/04/23/comment-notify-on-blogs-are-a-must/

  14. SuMu says:

    Thank you for this feature, I like this plugin!
    Great articles! :-)

  15. Steve says:

    Great idea! Is there a plug-in for TypePad too?