It appears that the ability to comment on blogs has been stopped. Is there a reason for this?
As an example see https://communities.bentley.com/products/microstation/b/microstation_blog/posts/the-explorer-part-three-the-items-tab which doesn't have the comment section at the bottom!
If you have comments regarding the content of the blogs or wikis please share them with the community members on the forum as a question or discussion thread and quote a wiki or blog.
It is a much better channel to enter into a conversation with other community members. Forums are constantly being monitored and the chances of missing your comment or your question being overlooked are far less likely to happen.
Thanks but the point is that you use to be able to comment on the blog directly. Why the change?
This was changed because of the reasons Aleksander pointed out - we recognized that Comments were being used to start discussions and ask questions, which often went unnoticed by those would could address them. Directing such questions to the respective Product Community Forum ends up being a much more manageable avenue for these, as the forums are monitored. If a question pertains to a particular Wiki article or Blog post, you can provide a reference link to the article.
Jesse DringoliTechnical Support Manager, OpenFlows ProductsBentley Communities Site AdministratorBentley Systems, Inc.
But the problem with this is that the writers of blogs don't respond. I go to the trouble of creating a post about a blog which was started 10 days ago with no respond from the writer of the blog. I know that we all have other things to do but 10 days. Come on!!!
PS Happy New Year :-)
stuartw said:But the problem with this is that the writers of blogs don't respond
because one from basic rules of communities is that everything is voluntary, there is no obligation to answer. But I do not think it's the main problem, because people willing to invest their time to write anything are usually ready to react.
stuartw said:I go to the trouble of creating a post about a blog which was started 10 days ago with no respond from the writer of the blog.
Do you mean this post or some other? I guess the problem is how you have informed the blog author that your post is created based on his blog. Nobody is able to monitor all forums and communities.
In my opinion a solution can be to mention the blog author in the text (using @ sign like stuartw ), so this person should be notified by e-mail that he was mentioned in some text (I guess it works this way).
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Jesse Dringoli said:This was changed because of the reasons Aleksander pointed out - we recognized that Comments were being used to start discussions and ask questions, which often went unnoticed by those would could address them.
I agree. Personally I dislike old (but still valid) blogs followed by much newer questions, sometimes even not relevant to the blog main topic.