META: Subscribe to comments

Part of the new blog setup is the “threaded comments” feature, so replies show up beneath the original remark instead of being in a long chronological list. However, that can be confusing when it comes to figuring out what the new comments are, so I’ve re-instituted the old “subscribe to comments” option:

That’s at the very bottom of the full-post view. Just check the box and you’ll get an email whenever a new comment is made, at the address you provide in your own remarks.

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

12 Responses to META: Subscribe to comments

  1. what is the old “subscribe to comments” option?

  2. This IS the old subscribe to comments option … I just reinstated it.

  3. Good to know

  4. We can like/dislike things and comments now, too? Wow…

  5. Yep, just added that this morning. I have a sinister plan for a new Saturday feature I hope to get up this morning some time that requires direct voting on comments.

  6. Captain Kicktar

    Just a head’s up: I went to the FAQ and saw that it was still referencing UGO’s involvement.

  7. The Atomic Punk

    Lots of new changes. Another website that I haunt is also going through an overhaul which has caused major issues.

    Anyway… some feedback. I wish there was a way to option for the new comments blog or the old “new-entries-post-at-the-end” style using quotation like on the UGO forums.

    Everyone has a preference. I find the latter version makes it easier to find new comments. Ya know, the last comment that I read was #42, so when I re-visit, I skip to #43. I’ll provide feedback on the “Notify” checkbox.

    I like the idea of the idea of ratings but dislike the “thumbs down” option. Even CGHUB got rid of the thumbs down. Not to sound “politically correct,” but some people might get defensive or start trolling. I’ve been guilty of being catty. There have been times that I simply ignore what I consider “hate-bait.”

    @Jeff: Most certainly, though, I appreciate all the effort that you are putting into this. Seems like there was a lot of things that you have been wanting to try for a long time. It’s good to see the testing and new direction. Keeps HeroMachine vibrant.

    Also, thanks for the Gravatar link. I’m probably going to try on a few “outfits” before I settle on an avatar. :>

  8. Thank you sir, I’ll try to get that list edited.

  9. Thanks for the feedback, Atomic Punk, it’s much appreciated.

    I was able to toggle the “Thumbs down” option off while keeping the “Thumbs up”, thanks for that suggestion.

    I looked into making the chronological-vs-nested commenting a toggleable option for the user, but apparently you can’t do that yet with WordPress — it’s one way or the other. I think they’re looking at introducing that feature in a future release, but so far, no dice. Too bad, that’s also a great idea.

  10. Come to think of it, though I like the Concept of the nested comments, like Atomic Punk I think a Quote System with everything appearing on the bottom, like over on the forums is a better option. I have had more then once seens a thread that had new comments and had a hard time finding those comments in the nesting, and I really don’t want my email inbox flooded by comments on a busy threads like a contest thread of a OCD thread.

  11. Hammerknight

    I agree with Kaldath on the part about not wanting my email to be flooded. Facebook has it were you get emails on your post and I was getting way to many emails a day and that is why I turned it off. When I did Tweeter for a short time it did the same thing. It’s like getting junk mail everyday.

  12. Nick Hentschel

    Thanks, Jeff.

    While I find the new structure to be LESS confusing, rather than more (this allows us to respond to people much more directly), this function will make it even better, so that I won’t have to keep checking the page back, over and over, to see if anyone’s mentioned me. (Boy, I’m a sad-sack.)