Replys vs Comments
Question asked by Steve Reid - August 29, 2014 at 6:22 AM
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I'm really unsure of what type of response would only constitute a comment and what type is a full blown reply?
 
It's seems odd that when adding a comment the thread look unaffected. Meaning it doesn't get bumped.
 
I really think that having the two different response methods is rather confusing and I can't understand where there would be a benefit in having the distinction.
 
At the very least we should have a Comments column along with the current replies and votes.

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See Here, I started a topic on this a while back.. vote it up..
 
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I still fail to see any benefit with comment boxes. They are a hindrance and only serve to remove flow from a conversion.
 
I strongly recommend removing them completely...
 
There are so many problems with them that are not present with an actual post.
 
No editor, no employee post tags, no thanks, etc.
 
Seems to me the missing things already exist with a real post. so why even bother with comments?
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I not a big fan of the comment system either, but it seems like SmarterTools is against removing it. Obviously, Tim must love that design... And employees generally don't argue with the CEO, unless it's me, I'm not afraid to say something isn't working.
 
But, maybe there is a compromise, have both systems and allow the user to select which display format they like better. Linear or Comment System...
 
Under the Linear systems, all replys/comments are displayed in a chronological order and look like normal replies, They can even add in the header of the reply (This is in reply to post #14), so you can tell which reply it was in reference to. 
 
Then instead of a "post comment" box, there will just be a reply link, that will just append to the "Reply in Thread" on top someplace that says "In Reply to post #14".  Each post in a thread will then have a label with a #, which will also be useful cause then you can link to that specific post with an Href. 
 
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Where the #14 will take you to the 14th post in that thread. 
 
Then it's a win/win for everyone..  
 
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