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WELL! that sucks.. Lost most of my good comment cred...>_< as they were replies that 'boosted/updated' info.... sigh...any way to make old 'comment replies/replies' into their own posts? like a 'detach reply'... might think about adding it...
Just because people don't say they don't like it doesn't mean they don't. Yeah, we're the ones being vocal, because we really feel like we need to express our feelings about it. Some people won't take the effort and will dislike the change. Others will simply start using other sites.You can't just assume that the majority of people don't like it, and you can't assume the other way either. However, the feedback you're getting right now seems pretty clear to me.
My thoughts and reasonings on some things that were revamped with the new commenting system. I'd like to remind though that my views are not Wowhead's, just my plain own views.
I just wanted to thank you for the 'sorted by date newest first' feature. This was sorely lacking in the old system, and no matter what you do with comments, I really appreciate this feature.Cheers.
Question: "If users were to create a reply to the original comment with a link to the now-separated comment, would this be allowed, or would this be considered spamming? It might overload the database somewhat, but it would help readers quickly find all replies to a comment. If you'd like an example, I did a test on http://www.wowhead.com/zone=2367#comments:id=611357 Yes or no?"Answer: "We are still tweaking the comment site layout so hopefully some of these problems will clear themselves up. In the meantime, I think that it would be fine for now, especially if it takes a while to fix."For those who are interested in straightening the comments up, first off, PLEASE report separated comments with a link to their original parent post. However, for a short-term fix, the post-a-reply-with-a-link-to-the-separated-comment idea has gotten the thumbs-up. Just please remember to delete the link-reply once the comment gets fixed. Happy reply-hunting all!
I had an idea that I think might help the layout of replies, but rather than try to explain it I made a demonstration: http://i42.tinypic.com/bykpg.pngThoughts?edit: and only now do I realise that only your own comments have the light border around them...
Patch number is a big help, thanks. "Small UI improvements to replies." I must be missing something, I don't see a difference. (Btw, those server problems you mentioned, are those happening atm? Because the website has been REALLY laggy for me today. Average page-loading time is between 1 and 2 minutes.)
The separator line is more visible and there is a dash before the reply's author.Yes we are having problems right now but we hope to resolve them within the next hour.
PLEASE restore the reply-as-comment system.Just like many people have suggested above.
The New Commenting System is awesome, thank you for doing it! :-)
The sorting options make things sooo much easier for when you want to find specific information.