People here on Warrior Forum, particularly new members, have a habit of replying to threads and I've come up with the most common ones:
- This is an amazing idea!
- Cool post. Thanks!
- This topic is amazing and helps me a lot.
- Thanks for your valuable tips.
- The data is excellent and informative as well.
Now normally I would've responded one by one and ask them how they found a thread to be an amazing idea or how it helped them a lot, but it's time consuming.
Annoyingly too, the most common nonsense comment on Facebook pages is "cool post thanks for sharing." It's empty, right? It just doesn't make any sense.
Blame it on Facebook Badges and its algorithm to reward top commenters, even if the comment is spam or has no meat at all. People will want that Top Fan badge on their profile, even if their comments have nothing to do with your post about the latest news.
Same goes to the Twitterverse, where retweets containing "Thanks for the RT" or a reply with "Thanks for the follow back" are all empty.
What you should do
If you're a commenter, instead of spreading empty comments and nonsense responses, why don't you read and analyse what you're replying to, and share your insights and opinions? Help stir up the conversation. Initiate a more fruitful and engaging community. Participate in lively and smart discussions.
And yes, as much as it's nice having that spankingly shiny Top Fan badge, unless you intend to engage in conversations related to, for example, Facebook Libra, don't troll or spam with "cool post, thanks for sharing". It doesn't help stir up conversation, and might even drag along trolls and spammers which everyone hates.
If you run a Twitter page and you get a new follower, don't say thanks right away. Instead, engage your new follower with something like this:
- @UserABC is now following you.
- Then you can reply with: Hey @UserABC. What brings you here and what would you like to know?
Get your point across - why the user followed you, and how would you engage your new follower.
What about you? Have you, at once, replied with something like "thanks for sharing" or even "cool post, thanks for sharing"? If you run a social media page, how would you filter or avoid these kinds of empty responses?
Furthermore, how would you encourage and stir up healthy and meaningful conversations with your audiences?