I try to add a lot of quality content to this site, and I would like to think I succeed. However, there is no way to know for sure without your help. A Вопрос that constantly plagues my mind is, "What do Ты think?"
There are a couple of different ways to let people know what Ты think about their content. One is rating, which is definitely the most concise way to Показать your feelings. However, sometimes just rating isn't enough to get your point across especially if the rating is unusually low.
In the past week или two I have had a number of extremely low ratings on a lot of my contributions. I could completely accept these ratings if I had an explanation of why the rating was so low. However, when I add what I think is high quality content and get low rating is leaves me with a кислый taste in my mouth.
So, now what is the answer to this problem? The answer I have found that seems to work the best is commenting. This is a wonderful way to let people know why Ты rated their content the way Ты did. For example, if Ты are rating it low because it is a duplicate picture или video, leave a Комментарий with the link to the Назад posting. If Ты are rating it low because the quality is substandard, then leave a Комментарий saying what exactly Ты thought was inadequate. Personally, I do not find it offensive when people leave Комментарии to this affect. I take it as constructive criticism, and I may be speaking out of turn, but I think most people would say the same thing as long as the Комментарий has tact. For example instead of saying, “I already Опубликовано this link, idiot!” Ты could say something like, “I already Опубликовано this link (insert URL). Great minds think alike, so remember to check to make sure to check before Ты add content to make sure it is not a duplicate.”
Now, I am not saying that it is always necessary to leave Комментарии on everything Ты view, but I do think it is appropriate especially if Ты rate something a 1 (which is defined as “garbage” by the rating system). If there is something terribly wrong with content then it is not only helpful to the contributor to know what is wrong with it, but it is also helpful to other users who are viewing material. For example if Ты rated a movie low because only half of it is there, then if Ты leave a Комментарий other people won’t watch it just to find out that it is not complete.
A Комментарий is also a wonderful way to let someone know Ты appreciated their contribution. If Ты like it let someone know by leaving them a Комментарий telling them that Ты liked it. It always brightens my день when I see a Комментарий saying that someone appreciated my work. It is not necessary, but it is a nice thing to do occasionally to make someone smile, since they made Ты smile with their content :)
I really hope that this explains why Комментарии are so important. Thank Ты so much for reading! Ты guys rock, let’s continue to make Fanpop a great place!