I think it must be made clear to all that each article now comes in different versions here at read.cash. This has also caused difficulties with comments. As I am sure you have seen, there are different sets of comments for each article; one set for each community the article appears in, and a last one called just "Article" which is outside of any community.
The big problem is this last one. Comments made there earn no points, and thumbs up or views will not give any BCH even if they would become many. That article is outside of the whole system with points and BCH. Let's call it the "dummy version".
To make it worse, it is a link to this last dummy version that goes out in notifications and it is the first link going out in the feed when an article has been posted.
If you click a username to see all articles by an author, you also get links only to the dummy version.
The consequence is that a majority of comments and thumbs up are at this non-rewarding article!
What can you do to avoid this?
If you open an article through the link in a notification. Change to a community version of that article, if such a one exists, BEFORE you comment or give thumbs up. In my own articles, I will add a link to a community version at the bottom of every article published today and on.
If you open through the feed, be sure to open articles where there is a community (named in a blue field on top left). If there is no such blue field, the link leads to a dummy version.
I hope that read.cash will soon find a solution to this problem. I know they are working on it, but it is not altogether easy to resolve.
UPDATE 12 June 2020 : Read.cash just wrote in a comment to another article of mine:
"We're releasing a new update right now that will now fix what you asked for. If you use "Write for the community" button or add communities in the article editor - the notification will not be sent until one of the communities approve your submission and the URL will lead to that submission. Also works for auto-approved submissions."
UPDATE 19 June 2020 : Read.cash just wrote in a comment that affiliate links do not lead to the dummy any longer. Neither do boosts.
But still links to the three other articles by the same author at the bottom of each article, and the links you find in an author's profile lead to the dummy, as far as I understand it.
NOTE: If you have reached this article by a link indicating "article" without the community in blue (top left) in the feed, your comments will not give any points. Be sure first to open the community version: https://read.cash/@Mictorrani/different-versions-of-same-articles-in-readcash-f873d96c That's the place for comments and thumbs up.
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