New commenting system…

Whilst we still have a lot of fine tuning to do, one of the bandwidth saving options we have installed is that after 25 comments, we now skip and move to a new page. It also helps with the load speed of the site. Just hit the page 2 link at the bottom of each thread and you can carry on to the end of the thread.

  • Pete Baker

    It would have been nice to have been told about that.. sheesh 😉

    Although I will point that the second page reverts to a 1..2..3 notation.. which is a little disconcerting.

  • Yes, good idea!

  • That explains the trouble I’ve been having.

  • Comrade Stalin

    Pete, the page-skipping link was just added last night. You didn’t spot it, because previously it wasn’t there.

    Anyway, glad it’s sorted out.

  • G.M.C.

    It looks very good.

  • Mick Fealty

    Any one got any practical suggestions for fiddling to make it more user friendly?

  • Henry Fitzpatrick

    Tempting though it might be to have ‘most recent posts’ at the top of the thread, I think this would destroy one of the charms of Slugger, which is that – as you have to scroll to the bottom of the page, there is just the off chance that, at least subconsciously, you’ll actually read something someone else has written, rather than just knee-jerking out a comment yourself. But there is an argument, if you insist on sticking with this 25 posts per page thing (and I think you shouldn’t), for having the *most recent* page of 25 as the first page of comments (even if this means having eg a tiddler page of, eg, 4 posts on the 2nd page, if there are 29 posts in total, for example). Though if you can do that, keep it so that you have to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the last post.

    Also, on the right hand side, I would move ‘reader comments’ (which is like the FTSE 100 index of slugger, and is thus what titivates so many of us …) above ‘topics’, so that we can track its progress more readily.