Friday, March 28, 2014

Motion to Ignore the Reply Format

Yes, that is right. Due to the confusing nature of the pattern of comments in this excellent post by Josh, I would like to recommend that commenters no longer use the reply function. Why? Because many different threads of conversation are currently being discussed, which means different areas of the comment thread grow rapidly. This makes it difficult to discuss with people, because it is hard to find exactly where they replied to one of your comments, as in finding which "reply" thread within the main comment thread.

I propose making an agreement between each other just to comment in the main thread, which would mean that it is easier to see exactly what the latest comment was, and thus make it easier to find where that reply would be, i.e. at the bottom of the page.

What do you guys think?

If we agree, I will put a note on the side of the blog stating that we request people to comment in the main thread, rather than creating little offshoots.


  1. To make things easier to listen, learn, and discuss I am all for.

  2. Since I am completely guilty of failing to use the reply function, it would certainly make me feel better about myself if it was removed. Sigh.

  3. Unless maybe you specifically want to message ONLY the author of the original post...