Let’s All Comment About Commenting
December 29, 2010 in Wordsmoker Commenting
Hello. I’ve got a lot of new bits of code I can throw at this place now, and one of the things I want to get really cool is the commenting system. So let’s have a bit discussion about it and while we do it I can screw around with how the commenting works and we can all come to a happy compromise involving the type of group sex you can only see blurred-out-for-the-sake-of-sanity on PornTube. I can’t say fairer than that.
I quite like the way it is right now. That is – now, the time you’re actually reading this and thinking about moaning about it. At the moment comments will only nest one deep – the first reply will be lower and slightly to one side. After that, to reply to the original comment, or to reply to a comment under the original comment, you’ll need to click “REPLY” to join that thread. If you want to address someone other than the original commenter, you’ll need to (at the moment) click on the original comment, then refer to the other commenter by typing “@TheirName”.
I’ve seen it work, honestly.
But – just like the pro-lifers say – there are options!
Things To Remember
If we “nest” comments more than one deep (as they are now) a lot of the comment text gets pushed over to the right-hand side and it hurts the letters, as they enjoy personal space too, it’s not just you.
If we don’t “nest” comments at all, I can install other magic things. You can get a “Reply” link and a “Quote” link, and when you do click either of them it will automatically do that, and do a “@TheirName” thing – the only thing is, it kinda lands the code in your comment box and might look slightly untidy.
But – just like the Eskimos say – it’s up to you!