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Friday, January 13, 2012

Blogger Comments

I don't know if you've noticed, but Blogger has changed the "look" of those of us Blogspot blogs with inline comments.  In addition to a slightly different look, below each comment I now see a "reply" link (I also have a delete link for my blogs, I just tested that and it works.)

Oh cool I thought -- a bit more like other comments where replies could be nested.  But I mouse over "reply" and all I see is a "javascript:;" and clicking does nothing, not even skip me down to the comment box.  Is that working for anyone else?  I'm guessing not since I don't see any nested responses.  But I thought I'd ask.

Thanks in advance for feedback.


Tonus said...

I was able to add a comment to Galina's post in the previous topic using the "Reply" function. I'm running Firefox 9.0.1 under Linux. It might be a browser or browser add-on issue if you are not able to use it.

There is one issue with the Reply function that I have, and it's that it does not seem to take page width into account. On some blogs, long reply chains get squeezed into very narrow columns, making the later replies almost unreadable as each word is stacked upon the other.

But that would give you the opportunity to encourage people to use the forums! :D

Quarrel said...

Just adding a 'reply' to Tonus' comment to see how it works ... :)

Quarrel said...

Woot. My reply seems to indent under Tonus'. Seems like it works.


Nigel Kinbrum said...

*Testing nested reply function*
I noticed that something had changed, as my browser (FF 9.0) now scrolls straight down to the last comment (if there are any). This is rather annoying when I navigate back to a page that has a large number of comments.

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

Funny ... I use Chrome just for blogging cuz it's Google and Blogger is Google, and all that jazz. But eh ... it don't like this yet.

I notice the nesting only goes one deep. But you can add replies below that which can help a bit with following longer discussions.

@Nige: That's not good IMO. :(

Tonus said...

"I notice the nesting only goes one deep."

Oh, good. I think that's a much better approach. That way the individual comment threads stay together but don't get too narrow. If a comment thread breaks up into multiple comment threads, then that really is what a discussion board is for. (Yes, that's another plug)

Nance said...

Evelyn, I tried it on one of my posts that has comments and a reply box appeared. I didn't post a reply so I couldn't test replying to a reply.

Gwen said...


Evelyn, did you see "gunther gatherer"'s apology to you over at Dr. Guyenet's blog?

This is my first comment here, but I've been reading you over the past year or so. I was glad to see his public apology to you as I recall how nasty it was getting at Peter's blog (hence the reason I stopped reading there).

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

Thanks for the heads up Gwen, and welcome! After that episode I admit there are certain names I don't bother reading so probably would have missed it had you not pointed it out. A few others from have also apologized and apologies have been accepted. It's nice to have been able to move beyond that ugliness :-)

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Sue said...

Testing the reply. I saw that apology too.

Beth@WeightMaven said...

Do you use NoScript? If so, you need to allow to reply to a comment.

Nigel Kinbrum said...

Any ideas how to stop Firefox 9.0 under Windows 7 from scrolling straight down to the last comment?
IE9 doesn't do this, but I prefer Firefox with its Ad & Script blocking.

OnePointFive said...

I've had to install Chrome, was using IE7 I haven't been able to read most blog past the first page since last week. If you clicked on a second page then it half loaded, froze and then went to a white screen. The blogger help forums are full of messages from others with the same problem.

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