A couple of weeks back I’ve written a post asking you, my readers on your personal take on automatic comment subscription. For those who haven’t read that post, I basically tackled how automatic comment subscription was not really that evil and annoying and it’s interesting to see different people’s view about it. I also openly stated that I may use that tactic depending on the result of the poll and here’s the result.
First off I was quite surprise with the low no.of participants in the said poll and maybe next time I would move the poll widget higher in the sidebar. Anyways, the result was close. 51% voted for “its not fine with me” while 49% (including me) voted for “it’s fine with me”. Overall there were less than 50 votes and it’s tough to make a decision when the outcome is that close.
Aside from the poll result itself, I also considered the post comments and to be honest, those comments gave me some good perspectives as well. Obviously people have mixed opinion towards that topic and its nice to learn why some people feel its annoying, why some like it and why others think its completely retarded. That have helped me make a better decision I guess.
Since your opinion, by far is the most important thing here I considered NOT to implement the automatic comment subscription. HOWEVER, the checkbox on comment subscription is checked by default. So if you’re not at all interested on receiving those annoying emails from me, make sure you unchecked the box before submitting your comments. Again it’s checked by default and theres a reminder below that will constantly remind you guys about it.
I hope that my decision is for the majority. I know I can’t serve everyone but whats important is that I please the majority. What do you think guys? Did I make the better move or am I annoying the heck out of you? 🙂