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Expanding collapsed comment threads [Dec. 12th, 2007|08:01 pm]
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Hi guys! We have a new experimental feature that is something a lot of people have been asking for: collapsed comment thread expansion!

This feature is in testing stages, which means that it's still in active development. It was created by our friends over at LJ in Moscow, and we'd love your feedback on it. Here's what you should know:

  1. It's currently only available on entry pages using the Expressive, Expressive Winter, or Mixit S2 layouts. We do plan to expand it to other layouts (and the unstyled, site schemed entry page) once the kinks have been worked out. We also plan to make it available for use in custom layouts.
  2. Paid users can use the feature on any journal using one of these layouts. Additionally, a user of any account level can use the feature on a Paid journal using one of these layouts. So it works if either the viewer or the journal being viewed is a Paid account.
  3. To expand a thread, click the link labeled "Expand" next to comments in collapsed threads. This will expand that comment and all comments under it in the thread so that you can read these comments without going to a separate page.
  4. There is a known issue that causes the "Expand" links to not work when viewing a journal with the ?style=mine argument (it will show the loading wheel forever and not expand anything). We hope to have this fixed by next week.
Again, we'd love your feedback on this feature. Let us know if you run into bugs and if you have any suggestions for how it should work. Thanks! :)
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[User Picture]From: playgirl
2007-12-20 12:28 am (UTC)
Love it!
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[User Picture]From: tsgeisel
2007-12-20 12:58 am (UTC)
I am amused that paidmembers, where we're told we can try it out, isn't using one of the layouts that I can test this on.

I look forward to accidentally running into this feature as I find folks on my friends list who are using one of these styles.
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[User Picture]From: miseichan
2007-12-20 06:33 am (UTC)
YES!!! I so exactly said this too before I saw your comment... -_-;
It's full of LOL...
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[User Picture]From: belenen
2007-12-20 05:18 am (UTC)
CANNOT WAIT for this to come to my beloved Opal layout! :D I've been wanting this for AGES!
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[User Picture]From: miseichan
2007-12-20 06:31 am (UTC)
ummm... how come I can't see it being used for this post?
I HATE collapsed comments..-_-;
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[User Picture]From: fionaa
2007-12-20 07:37 am (UTC)
where can i try it?
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[User Picture]From: fionaa
2007-12-20 07:38 am (UTC)
i mean if anyone can give me a link where it works?
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[User Picture]From: kisekileia
2007-12-20 08:34 am (UTC)
THANK YOU! I HATE collapsed comment threads!
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[User Picture]From: c_eagle
2007-12-21 09:06 am (UTC)

Suggestion

How about a Text Link that appears on multi thread page builds (or just a personal setting in our account, similar to View All Pages in Our Style) which will Expand ALL Threads on a page?
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From: elthegeneral
2007-12-21 02:13 pm (UTC)
YES! THIS IS BRILLIANT!
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[User Picture]From: natf
2007-12-21 02:20 pm (UTC)
Am permanent. Have Expressive. Never see this. Weird.
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[User Picture]From: natf
2007-12-21 02:24 pm (UTC)
Can we not just have a setting in the preferences somewhere that says "I always want all comment threads unfolded because I am disabled and/or have RSI and don't wanna keep having to click stuff!" so we don't have to use firefox/greasemonkey, please? {/beg}
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[User Picture]From: tallblue
2007-12-21 05:00 pm (UTC)
I like my foxfire ext. better. It works on my other journaling site also. So far the only thing that stands out over the other sites is, editing comments and the expressive layouts.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-12-21 07:50 pm (UTC)
This feature is awesome.
Let me add my voice to the calls for a link that will expand *all* threads.
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[User Picture]From: alex_rex
2007-12-21 08:19 pm (UTC)
Oh YES! Oh YES! Oh YESSS!!!
Awaiting for other layouts!
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[User Picture]From: mouseears2007
2007-12-22 07:29 pm (UTC)
It works on certain layouts for me, but here on this page with the standard commenting (not using a different style=mine) everything is flush to the right. I can't tell who is commenting to who and things are just confusing.

I really really don't like this.
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[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2007-12-28 12:50 am (UTC)
If I am an unpaid member but I am reading a paid community, will "Expand" be available to me?
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[User Picture]From: azurelunatic
2008-01-25 06:58 am (UTC)
As long as the paid community is using a style that has the "Expand" feature, yes.
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