Behold, the New Comments System!
I have just finished implementing a new system for commenting the blogs. It uses Ajax extensively, so the page won't reload if you post a comment. And it is a 'threaded' system, which means that if you post a reply to a comment, it will be attached to it.
What do you think? I personally love it. Please go ahead and test it with a quick comment.
Although it is better to be logged in to post a comment, non-registered users can also comment, but they will have to confirm their email addresses for their comments to be posted.
** just testing the comments. **
I find on mine that the number countdown under this text entry box is partially obscured by the text box. Is this a design feature? Or a Chrome browser issue?
Unfortunately, you can't march things over to the right forever.
Otherwise, not bad. It seems to load and render nice and quickly, and it's pretty clear which reply is attached to each parent. The characters remaining counter is clipped on the top and on the right on Chrome 21 for Linux - dunno if that's a deliberate style thing or not.
1. The more "social" commenting is nice. I think this will be a good going forward.
- ability to thumbs up / down comments (will this reflect an
- picture / avatar
2. This captured some of the "features" requested (.e.g. threaded comment view)
3. The user picture (avatar) is associated with the email entered and not the *related pics? I like the pictures.
4. Comment features that current don't exist
- multiple levels of threading
- ability to edit / delete comments (I often typo and want to fix)
Looks good and very usable comment system, good upgrade.
(I was logged in and didn't have to confirm email, bug looks fixed)
Don't get me wrong, the new commenting functionality is really nice. And maybe only a one deep thread is ok for the number of comments currently? But I agree with @wwensley, a couple more depths preferred and maybe slightly less indentation.
+More depth - a lot of times you want to reply to a reply, not the original text.
+More formatting options - the grey box with the darker grey characters are readable, but not without my glasses.
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