Site Announcement: Comment System Update
As I’m sure most of you have noticed by now, last night I upgraded to the latest version of the Disqus commenting system. It looks a bit different, and has some new features like the fact that live updating actually works now, the “My Disqus” tab which allows you to track replies to your comments and the “Community” tab which shows the most commented upon recent threads, but it’s the same system.
Outside of the updates and improvements, it should function as before.
If it looks like comments are appearing out of order, click on the “Discussion” tab and re-sort the comments. You can choose to have them ordered from oldest to newest, newest to oldest or ranked according to the voting.
The voting is new too. In the past you could “like” a comment, but now you can vote comments up or down. For the purposes of SAB the votes don’t do anything other than display your like or dislike of a given comment through a vote total, though a lot of negative votes does impact the reputation of a given commenter on the Disqus network.
Also, reply threads will now go only a few replies deep. In the past, long threads became unreadable when a particular comment got a lot of replies because the thread would become extremely narrow. Now, once the replies reach the maximum depth, you’ll see an “@user_name” tag linking to the comment you’re replying to inserted. I think this will work better for those really long threads.
When I implemented this version of the commenting template in the past some readers (all still using Microsoft Internet Explorer for some unfortunate reason) had trouble loading the comments. I believe that issue is fixed now, but if you have any problems let me know.
I now return you to your name-calling and hyperbole.Tags: Site Announcements