Dove (dropsofviolet) wrote in suggestions,

Parent Comment Link in Inbox

Parent Comment Link in Inbox

Short, concise description of the idea
Add a link to the parent comment in the Livejournal Inbox, for notifications in a comment thread.

Full description of the idea
If you subscribe to the comments of an entry and they show up in your Livejournal inbox, you get a reply link and a link to the comment itself. But if this comment is a reply to another comment-- say, if you're tracking a specific thread-- then sometimes it's hard to remember what was said before. Often I end up going to the thread and clicking "Parent" so I can know what this comment was in reply to. I think it would be nice to have a link to the Parent comment right there in the inbox.

An ordered list of benefits
  • comment thread clarification
  • less clicking necessary
  • expands inbox usage/usability
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • coding time
  • some people might find it confusing
  • not useful if you only subscribe to newly-posted entries and not comment threads
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