ever so slightly obsessed (scien) wrote in suggestions,
ever so slightly obsessed

Add 'parent' and/or 'entire thread' options to the Recent Comments page

Add 'parent' and/or 'entire thread' options to the Recent Comments page

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Add comment context links to the Recent Comments page

Full description of the idea
The Recent Comments page (http://www.livejournal.com/tools/recent_comments.bml) lists comments in the order they were posted (as opposed to thread order). I find it super useful for high traffic journals or communities as keeping an eye on it saves you from having to subscribe to many individual posts.

The one disadvantage is that they are contextless - unlike emails, you can't see what they're replying to, which makes comments like 'I completely agree' or 'what a stupid idea' kind of meaningless. It would be great if next to 'Comment Link' and 'Reply' we also had a link to the 'Comment Parent' (as you do when browsing comments on a post) and/or 'Entire Thread' (as you do in email notifications).

An ordered list of benefits
  • Handy new option(s)
  • Mirrors navigation links available elsewhere
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Can't think of any.
Tags: comment threading, comments, comments: recent comments, user interface, § no status
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