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josif at 11:22AM, Jan. 7, 2007
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How comes according to my Drunkduck alerter I have 37 people that have added my comics to there favourites, yet on my comic Messed Up I only get about 10 comments per page? Is there a team of silent ninjas that read my comics but dont comment or someone trying to confuse me?
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Aurora Moon at 11:29AM, Jan. 7, 2007
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dude, you're not the only one.

according to my alerter, a lot of people have added my comics but they don't actually comment that much. I usually only get like 2 comments or if i'm lucky, 3 or 4.

some people just like to read and not post.
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Terminal at 11:30AM, Jan. 7, 2007
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Alot of people have favorites, yet never comment on them. For example, Culture Shock is on my favorites list, yet I never comment on it. Why? It's a popular comic, I always read it, I'm a fan of it, yet never have anything to comment about. One example is that some people prefer to read comics without adding comments, that could be for a variety of reasons depending on each and every single person.

(Say LAX has about 21 favorites, only 5 people comment on a regular basis. That's okay.)
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Aurora Moon at 11:45AM, Jan. 7, 2007
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what terminal said.

How many people faved my comics:
Magical Mania–14 faves
Aurorean Tales–1 (proably due to the fact this one is one of my least updated.. really should work on that)
and my latest one–
Endless Dream– 3 faves.

Magical Mania's the ones with 2 to 3 comments, and some pages doesn't even have any comments at all!

Aurorean tales had some pretty good amount of comments, despite only having one person faving that.

Endless Dreams gets nearly zero comments, as seeing it's relatively new.

not that I care. lol the comments are pretty nice but that's not the only reason why I do it.
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Zac at 12:08PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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josif
How comes according to my Drunkduck alerter I have 37 people that have added my comics to there favourites, yet on my comic Messed Up I only get about 10 comments per page? Is there a team of silent ninjas that read my comics but dont comment or someone trying to confuse me?

Just be happy you have readers.

For me, I'm just glad I get page views. Any reader be it one or two, makes me feel like my work is appreciated.
Sheesh
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Terminal at 12:29PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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josif
How comes according to my Drunkduck alerter I have 37 people that have added my comics to there favourites, yet on my comic Messed Up I only get about 10 comments per page? Is there a team of silent ninjas that read my comics but dont comment or someone trying to confuse me?

Just be happy you have readers.

For me, I'm just glad I get page views. Any reader be it one or two, makes me feel like my work is appreciated.
Sheesh

Well, in the end, neither pageviews, nor comments, nor favorites matter. It's all about the comic and how much you like to do it.
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ozoneocean at 12:34PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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Well, in the end, neither pageviews, nor comments, nor favorites matter. It's all about the comic and how much you like to do it.
That's so true… Nothing matters except for that.
 
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hat at 12:48PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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How do you view how many favorites your comic has on the alerter?
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BigFishComic at 3:15PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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you have to download that crazy DD alerter thing and it'll tell you…

it's in parenthesis in one of those tabs…just read carefully
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LIZARD_B1TE at 3:15PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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HVH has 12 people who have faved it and I only get one (or two if I'm lucky) comments on average. I think you should feel pretty good.
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marine at 4:06PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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I get around 400 daily average hits, and maybe two comments.
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hat at 4:10PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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Still don't know how. I already downloaded it, all it says is Favorites, and Your Comics.
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Terminal at 4:15PM, Jan. 7, 2007
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Rollover to “Your Comics”, it will display your comic name and the number of favorites. (ex: My Comic )
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Mark at 6:00AM, Jan. 8, 2007
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I dunno, when I read stuff, I try to atleast put up a blank comment if I have nothing to say. Maybe it's something to do with content, eg for some reason most readers of Wolf and Dreams in Synergy feel obliged to make long rolling comments about stuff.
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Tantz Aerine at 6:46AM, Jan. 8, 2007
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I love those long comments. I update partly to get those comments- they offer a lot to an artist, I think. That's why I take time to answer each one. Heheh! It's a blast. ;)

*feels all wuved being in people's favourites* heh. I love the long comments!!!

Maybe that's why I get them ;)
 
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DarthJJB at 1:54PM, Jan. 8, 2007
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I love those long comments. I update partly to get those comments- they offer a lot to an artist, I think. That's why I take time to answer each one. Heheh! It's a blast.

*feels all wuved being in people's favourites* heh. I love the long comments!!!

Maybe that's why I get them
Long comments are the best type of comments! :)
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mapaghimagsik at 2:17PM, Jan. 8, 2007
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Rollover to “Your Comics”, it will display your comic name and the number of favorites. (ex: My Comic )

I must be slow. I cannot get this to work. :(
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MagickLorelai at 7:11PM, Jan. 8, 2007
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I have about 33 people who have Ialus faved on their accounts, and of those 33 I get maybe 3-6 comments per page, 6 being, like, the maximum. It's interesting to know, I suppose, but I don't do Ialus for the comments OR the favorites.

I have fun planning out the story, and seeing that my artwork actually is getting better, if very slowly. It's nice to get a little recognition once in a while, but I'm not a professional, and I'm not getting paid, so NUMBER of readers isn't that important to me. It's still a nice boost of ego to know that I have 33 people or so who said, “Hey, this is a nice enough comic that I want to keep track of it”. ^^;

Mapaghimagsik, it's confusing at first. You need to, obviously, download the DD alerter. After that, you open it by double clicking on the icon, and RIGHT clicking when the little taskbar icon appears in the righthand side(This is assuming you're using a Windows program, so apologies if this doesn't work). That will bring up the favorites, and YOUR comics pop-up. After that, just roll your mouse over the different sections to check on the status. ^^; At least, this is how it all works for me.

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Eviltwinpixie at 11:18PM, Jan. 8, 2007
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The more favourites you get, too, the worse your favourite:comment ratio gets. ^_^ My alerter tells me that, currently, 239 people have Grog favourited, my last two strips have gotten 15 and 10 comments respectively.

Not that 10-15 comments is anything to complain about. ^_^ I love getting that many. Just that you're always going to have less commenters than readers.
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Adariel at 12:17AM, Jan. 9, 2007
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people who have a lot of favorite comics dont usually comment much, (such as me and my laziness) specially if they dont have something in mind to say or comment on, its either they give a blank 5 or dont comment at all then go on to the next comic on their list.
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Mark at 6:59PM, Jan. 10, 2007
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yeah' it's definately a pain commenting when you're going through 10 or more comics. Also, you can't expect everyone on your fav list to be online all the time, people have lives two you know *glances around with shifty eyes*
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Terminal at 7:02PM, Jan. 10, 2007
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yeah' it's definately a pain commenting when you're going through 10 or more comics. Also, you can't expect everyone on your fav list to be online all the time, people have lives two you know *glances around with shifty eyes*

I don't. I'm always on.

(..wow.)
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Black_Kitty at 7:03PM, Jan. 10, 2007
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I actually don't comment a lot but I do have a good chunky favourites list. Every so often I may make my presence known but after that, I wouldn't be able to think of anything else to say so I don't say anything at all.
  
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carrollhach at 9:14AM, Jan. 11, 2007
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I try to visit all my favorites every time they update and leave at least a one-word comment. I generally get between 5-10 comments a day from 25 favorites and anywhere between 80-400 pageviews. I am really appreciative of every one of my readers whether they comment or not… I feel a duty to give ‘em the very best strip possible every day. And one hand washes the other, right?

Ultimately, I’d like to have Onstad's high-five figure pageviews, but for that you really need to be hitting an audience that's way outside the normal webcomic community. It is possible to make a living from comic, but it's really hard and way more work than having a regular job.
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shadowmagi at 10:39AM, Jan. 12, 2007
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It's just a simple matter of a lot of people reading but not commenting. Like on Deviantart. Lots of people may watch/fave/look at art, but less than half will comment. (unless its something really thought-provoking)


Happens to even the most popular writers/artists. :)

I've kinda ended up with the opposite right now xD
4 people have fave'd Angels of the Fallen, and there's 6 comments on it :P
(im not well known yet on Drunk Duck.. lol)

*Psst*
….
(i like feedback~!)
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Evil_Snuffkin at 2:32PM, Jan. 14, 2007
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If you want more comments I find it helps to be an active commenter yourself. If someone sees that your reading a comic they like they might end up checking out yours too ^_^
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shaneronzio at 3:21PM, Jan. 14, 2007
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I didn't know comments were a mandatory thing.
I just read, and if I like it, I comment.

or I like it and I Don't Comment.

or if I don't like it…
WHY bother commenting?

just do what makes you happy…at the end of the day…it is your batch o stuff.
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Tundra at 6:17PM, Jan. 15, 2007
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I think that's just what happens.
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Aussie_kid at 5:35AM, Jan. 16, 2007
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GG has 19 fans and I get five different people commenting in one week

EtD2 has 15, that usually gets three

WotN has 10, I'm lucky if I get one

However, my pageviews are usually around 380 (GG), 310 (EtD) and 270 (WotN) so I know people do read these, they just don't comment.

Hell, I barely ever leave comments, unless I feel I have something worthwhile to add
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Wolfer at 8:01AM, Jan. 16, 2007
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I like your comics, though that doesn't mean I'm going to post a reply to all of them, if I got something worthwhile to say, I'll say it, but I don't see the point in posting something like ‘hahaha, I liked that’ I will post if I got something to say or if I REALLy don't like your comic (i.e. find it offensive, which I don't do).
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