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Forums Post vs. Blog Comment

After pondering this a while, considering the impact on the Blogger, the reader, those that come in after the fact I have determined that there is some fundamental differences in what is appropriate to add as comment in a blog vs. post in a forum.  Below is what I have determined are in fact legitimate Blog comments vs. what needs to be in a forum and why.

Comment Type Additional Information Blog Comment Forum Post Reason Why
Direct Feedback This sucks, You are right one, Etc

Yes

Yes

This is something that could be useful in both blogs entry and forum posts because it shows opinion.
How To Find/Get more info/resource How do I, where can I, etc

Yes

Yes

Again this seems to be applicable to either a blog entry to a forum post
Support Request Please assist me in…, I need help with…, etc

No

Yes

This is really a Forum item not a comment or blog entry item.  The reason I say this is because of the following 3 points:

  1. It is very interactive and can easily get off topic
  2. More than one person may have the issue and they will be inclined to search a forum long before a blog (thought that is changing)
  3. If the forums you are more likely to get a timely answer and more than one person is likely to assist you.

In 90% of the cases this list above is enough to help a person find the appropriate location(s) for our comments and questions.

That pretty much ends my rant for today (I obviously had too much time on my hands today lol).

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