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Threaded Comments – This is only a test

Those of you who are regular PDD readers may have noticed that the comments have changed to allow threading — so you can respond directly to one comment rather than having it appear several comments below the one it is relevant to.

PDD administrators turned this function on today to see if it works good or crappy. We might get rid of it right away. We might keep it and tweak it to work better. So try not to fall in love with it or hate it too much.

22 Comment(s)

  1. On one hand, threading is awesome and “up to date”.

    On the second hand, change hurts.

    On the third hand, I like pain.

    On the 4th hand, I’m for threading.

    vicarious | Feb 11, 2010 | New Comment
  2. If it turns out we want to pursue it, we will try to make it a bit more pretty.

    Cory Fechner | Feb 11, 2010 | New Comment
  3. Threading= Awesome. Keep it.

    the PartsGuy | Feb 11, 2010 | New Comment
  4. That’s a lot of hands.

    adam | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  5. don’t thread on me

    texas | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  6. I find it distracting, but I will get used to it, I am sure.

    Calk | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  7. I think threading is a good idea--but I’m noticing that about the same time that the threading appeared, the “Mark All Comments Read” function on the left side under list of recent comments seemed to stop working. I like to use that function to clear comments--is there any connection between that function ceasing to work and the addition of the threading possibilities?

    davids | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  8. I think it should be the same color as the rest of the site. Grey hurts my eyes.

    mevdev | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  9. Thanks for mentioning that, Davids. We noticed the “Mark All Comments Read” function not working once, then tried it on another computer and it worked. So now we know it’s a real issue and not a figment of our imagination. Once the tech guy gets done sleeping until noon, we’ll try to figure that out.

    Paul Lundgren | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  10. Thanks, Paul. Don’t wake him though--tech guys hate to have their beauty rest disturbed!

    davids | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  11. It is a cookies issue in Firefox due to the upgrade to WP 2.9. I have a fix. See comment below.

    Cory Fechner | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  12. Since upgrading to WP 2.9 the unread comment plug-in is having issues in FireFox due to the old cookies. Once the old cookies expire it will self correct itself, but until then you can fix yourself by removing the old cookies in FireFox.

    All you have to do is clear your PDD cookies.

    Tools > Options…
    Choose Privacy… Choose ‘Show Cookies’
    Scoll to Perfectduluthday.com folder, highlight and click remove cookies.

    OK -- I’m tired I need a nap….

    Cory Fechner | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  13. Thanks, Cory, that fixed it (and reminded me to toss the hidden cookies from other sites).

    Enjoy your nap.

    davids | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  14. You can comment threads on PDD? j/k.

    samh | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  15. Yes, silly.

    samh | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  16. Love the threaded comments!!!

    blt2lst | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  17. Okay, Cory, so I need your tech-xpertise to fix the problem on my Mac. (I’m one of those weird people who work in a PC environment, but then have a Mac environment at home.) It’s not just a Firefox issue, b/c I use Safari at home. How do I fix it on my home Mac?

    Thanks!
    davids

    davids | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  18. In Safari for Mac OS X, to remove the old PDD cookies:

    1. In Safari, from the Safari menu, select Preferences… .

    2. Click the Security tab.

    3. To remove one or more cookies, highlight the cookie(s) and click Remove. To remove all cookies, click Remove All.

    Cory Fechner | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  19. Thanks Cory, you’re a peach! Now go get some rest!

    davids | Feb 12, 2010 | New Comment
  20. I wanted to like threaded comments, but I’m finding them clunky and a bit confusing.

    It’s difficult (impossible?) to know if I’ve read the latest comments without going through every single comment thread and re-reading.

    Just my opinion. Thanks for listening.

    vicarious | Feb 13, 2010 | New Comment
  21. Yes that is the same things some of us are thinking. Although if you click the number next to the recent comments it will shoot you directly to the newest comment. I may explore making that more obvious and easier to click.

    Cory Fechner | Feb 13, 2010 | New Comment
  22. The most distracting thing for me is when a comment generates a number of replies, you have to scroll through all the replies to find the author of the original comment.

    Ramos | Feb 13, 2010 | New Comment

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