META: Follow comments

I've just added a Plug-In to the blog that allows you to subscribe to a comment thread via e-mail. That way if you comment on a story you can check a box, enter your e-mail address, and you'll get a message any time anyone posts a follow-up comment to that thread. It's one of those pre-packaged deals, so it looks a little generic, but it ought to work. Holler if you have any problems with it.

4 Responses to META: Follow comments

  1. Hammerknight says:

    Isia says that she has used these before and she likes how they work.

  2. Ky2030 says:

    Awesome Jeff…just wondering does it cover when you post something like an item update or glitch fix or is it just for comments

  3. Jeff Hebert says:

    Ky, for regular posts you’ll have to subscribe to the site’s RSS feed through something like Bloglines or Google Reader. The new thing is on a per-post basis, just for the comment threads.

    Note that you can also subscribe to the RSS feeds for specific categories, so if you just want to get updates when “News” is updated, or you just want the “Random Panels”, you can do that through a reader as well. I don’t think there’s a way off-hand to subscribe like that via email though.

  4. tristan says:

    Cool. you r so smart