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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 Comments

vicarious

about 5 years ago

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.

Cory Fechner

about 5 years ago

If it turns out we want to pursue it, we will try to make it a bit more pretty.

the PartsGuy

about 5 years ago

Threading= Awesome. Keep it.

adam

about 5 years ago

That's a lot of hands.

texas

about 5 years ago

don't thread on me

Calk

about 5 years ago

I find it distracting, but I will get used to it, I am sure.

davids

about 5 years ago

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?

mevdev

about 5 years ago

I think it should be the same color as the rest of the site. Grey hurts my eyes.

Paul Lundgren

about 5 years ago

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.

davids

about 5 years ago

Thanks, Paul. Don't wake him though--tech guys hate to have their beauty rest disturbed!

Cory Fechner

about 5 years ago

It is a cookies issue in Firefox due to the upgrade to WP 2.9. I have a fix. See comment below.

Cory Fechner

about 5 years ago

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....

davids

about 5 years ago

Thanks, Cory, that fixed it (and reminded me to toss the hidden cookies from other sites). Enjoy your nap.

samh

about 5 years ago

You can comment threads on PDD? j/k.

samh

about 5 years ago

Yes, silly.

blt2lst

about 5 years ago

Love the threaded comments!!!

davids

about 5 years ago

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

Cory Fechner

about 5 years ago

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.

davids

about 5 years ago

Thanks Cory, you're a peach! Now go get some rest!

vicarious

about 5 years ago

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.

Cory Fechner

about 5 years ago

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.

Ramos

about 5 years ago

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.

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