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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: sakurakessho
2007-12-13 04:09 am (UTC)
Nothing new for those of us who use greasemonkey or that LJ addons firefox extension.
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[User Picture]From: atoli
2007-12-13 04:11 am (UTC)
Nope. And it's usable on ?style=mine, yaaaay.
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[User Picture]From: sideofzen
2007-12-13 04:12 am (UTC)
Best script ever.
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[User Picture]From: petitevicious
2007-12-13 04:12 am (UTC)
LJ add-ons FireFox extension...? Do educate me please!
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[User Picture]From: atoli
2007-12-13 04:15 am (UTC)
You'll need Greasemonkey for it to work, but once you have that just install this. And ta-dah, easy unfolding.
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[User Picture]From: sideofzen
2007-12-13 04:17 am (UTC)
Here's the script. http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/5552

You need to get Greasemonkey for it. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748

What's also great is that you can use it with all the LJ clones as well (GJ, IJ, JF)
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From: mrmord
2007-12-13 04:23 am (UTC)
I've updated the thread unfolding script to work with more layouts, it's still a little buggy but it works for mostly everything.

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/14141
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[User Picture]From: izlude_tingel
2007-12-13 04:15 am (UTC)
yeah, I <3 greasemonkey.
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[User Picture]From: keikain
2007-12-13 04:19 am (UTC)
XD Too true.
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From: jananaphone
2007-12-13 04:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, but it's nice for those of us who can't stand Firefox.
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From: mrmord
2007-12-13 04:33 am (UTC)
My script works for pretty much any browser other than IE (and even potentially IE)

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/14141

I originally made it for Safari and Firefox but have tested with Opera too.
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[User Picture]From: _1313
2007-12-13 07:16 am (UTC)

FIREFOX FTW

Yay!
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[User Picture]From: curlyfoxy
2007-12-13 01:16 pm (UTC)
I'm using LJ addon for FF but comments unfolding working not with all layouts:
- comments unfolding: by threads (pages in light format and page with standard comment structure only) or by pages (in all styles);
that's why i'd like to have LJ option which will work with all themes.
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[User Picture]From: harrywells
2007-12-14 03:06 am (UTC)
Pretty much.
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