February 7th, 2008

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Reply to new entries in emails

Reply to new entries in emails

Short, concise description of the idea
Reply to new entries to a person's blog through email, similar to comments.

Full description of the idea
I apologize if this was posted before, but I looked and couldn't find a similar suggestion.

I love being able to reply to people's comments directly from my email. It's quick, easy, and fun. I was thinking, then, that it would be just as awesome to be able to reply to a person's post via email in the same way.

For example, you set up a notification so that when Bob posts a new entry, you get an email. Currently the notification emails simply tell you that Bob has posted a new message, and one must click on the link to view the entry.

I personally think it would be better if the email instead included the body of the post (except for cut tags, those would have to be visited on the site itself) and that one could comment on the post itself via email just as they could a comment.

So whenever Bob posted a new entry, I would get an email with the text of the entry and a comment box beneath it, similar to the current comment email format.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Quicker comments
    Faster reading of posts
    Less clicking
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Possibly higher bandwidth usage
    Larger email sizes