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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! :)

[User Picture]From: 7rin
2007-12-13 08:52 am (UTC)
Go S1? At least that's how I've done it.
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[User Picture]From: robynz
2007-12-13 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am, but I still occasionally run into a custom layout in commenting.
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[User Picture]From: 7rin
2007-12-14 11:46 pm (UTC)
Just come running back into you with this since I remembered us talking about it: as found on grrliz E-Accessibility and You!
Use the default LJ comments page.
    Why You Should — If there is one page that displays properly for nearly eleven million users across LJ, it's the default comments page. [This is not the place to report bugs in Horizon or any of the other site schemes, FYI.] Using this page avoids any of the above problems already described regarding font sizes, colour contrast, etc.

    How To — On your custom options page, there should be an option that reads "Disable customized comment pages for your journal" (or something similar); choose "yes" from the menu.

    Note that layout-specific comments pages are only available to paid/permanent members; basic members can only use the default LJ comments page.
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[User Picture]From: robynz
2007-12-15 12:49 pm (UTC)
There isn't, that I can see, but thank you for the reply.
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