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Limited threaded system for comments?

What do you think about offering on a general news website a reply functionality on comments only for the first level? Post comments will be shown in chronological order (descending) while replies ...
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3answers
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On a feed of articles - should I allow inline commenting or only in the article page?

The feed offers articles written by the site bloggers. I have a dilemma between these two options: Enable commenting from the feed (Facebook style). This would probably generate more comments, but ...
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What's the purpose of showing number of comments? [closed]

I was wondering if there's a reason to do so, other than to know if there's new activity.
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7answers
8k views

Reasonable character limit for a comment field on a site feedback form?

I have a simple feedback form (see screenshot) on each page on a site. The user has to select whether the page was helpful or not (radio buttons yes/no) and there is also a text area input where the ...
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2answers
191 views

Comment section overload?

I absolutely love Smashing Magazine for the brilliant articles and helpful advice. But one thing that I have noticed about their articles is that they keep all the comments on one page (same page as ...
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1answer
197 views

Other alternatives to comment replies indentation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hierarchical comments usability issues What are the best options to highlight a reply to a comment ? I'm thinking 3 levels maximum.
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1answer
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What approaches to online commenting best promote high-value discussions and content?

Anyone who's read a news article online... ever... can see that old-style commenting ( ie: Enter your name, email address, and website (optional) ) is broken. StackOverflow's reputation model, and ...
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3answers
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Should I use a close button or use toggle for a button?

I have a mobile website, which shows entries by a user. The entries' style is similar to that of twitter entries or facebook entries. So along with each entries, if the user had entered some comments, ...
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5answers
1k views

Which comment sorting order makes more sense on blogs?

I realize this is a pretty minor thing but anyway. I'm adding comment support to my website/blog. I'm trying to decide if I want the comments to be sorted from oldest to newest or from newest to ...
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3answers
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How a comment service should work in a CMS or CRM like online application?

We are just finalizing the comment service in our new CRM/CMS application and arrived to a point, where we have to decide how exactly the comment service should work? Facebook style - Fresh comment ...
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1answer
854 views

Comments Design Patterns or Best Practices?

Are there any resources online that discuss best practices for comments/threaded discussion systems? I'm wondering if there has been any consensus on issues like comment edit windows, deleting ...
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2answers
134 views

Making voted discussion replies stand out instead of sorting them in order to avoid breaking chronological order

Basically, I want to build an interface that Doesn't interfere with chronological discussion Simple Doesn't require the user to click a link which changes the order of the replies. Doesn't have ...
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2answers
475 views

Comment Box above or below ?

I am creating a commenting block on my website. I just want to know which is the better way to put the comment box above the list of comments or below it ? Show i place the Comments above or below ...
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2answers
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Do you think that it is a wrong decision to use a textarea for “add comments”?

Whenever we add a comment there is this textarea box. OK the first thing that gets into my mind is that I can press the "Enter" key in a textarea box and it will give me a newline. If its a normal 1-...
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4answers
3k views

tables with lots of columns

I have a table that lists various attributes of an individuals personal development plan; objective, time to complete objective, comments etc. The table is editable so the user can directly add ...
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3answers
290 views

Showing how many users voted that a comment was helpful

I'm building a site with items that can be reviewed, and users can vote whether or not reviews are helpful to bubble the best to the top Amazon-style. Amazon, Yelp, and almost everything else I could ...
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6answers
402 views

Do comments really need a “title”?

I'm sure most (or all) of you have seen sites that offer a comment form and a "title" field. However, is the title field really necessary? If so, what is the motivation behind it? In my opinion, it ...
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6answers
2k views

Enter to submit comments on Facebook and StackExchange

Facebook and StackExchange have both recently changed how comments are handled. Users enter text in what appears to be a textarea. When they press enter the comment is now submitted. Using shift-...
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4answers
1k views

Hierarchical comments usability issues

For blog, what are best practices to implement topic’s hierarchical comments? How to help users to find yet unread comments when they may appear anywhere in the tree? How to show what parent comment ...
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10answers
6k views

What is a good way to display infinite nested comments?

Is there a way to do infinite nested comment threads in a way that doesn't look horrible? I realize that one could simply restrict the levels of nesting, but perhaps there's a better way of indicating ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the most effective UI/UX paradigm for comment moderation in a CMS?

I've been working on a web CMS and I'm nearing the point where I'll be implementing comments and comment moderation. What are some common ways comment moderation is handled from a UI/UX perspective? ...
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10answers
2k views

Should you place the “add a comment” form above or below the list of comments?

There seems to be very little consistency across most sites when it comes to placing the comment form. Which do you think is the most usable, above the comments list or below? Above the list: ...