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Nice! (Score: 3, Insightful)

by computermachine@pipedot.org on 2014-05-13 10:54 (#1J0)

This is a very useful feature.

Re: Nice! (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-05-13 16:34 (#1JD)

Agreed - this is very useful and is a huge improvement in useability. Im not aware of any other site on earth that does this. Does anyone know of another site offering this functionality? Has it ever been seen in the wild?

Re: Nice! (Score: 2, Interesting)

by tdk@pipedot.org on 2014-05-13 17:54 (#1JK)

Does anyone know of another site offering this functionality?
squte.com (my site) does this with a 'new' word in bold next to the comment, I used to show the whole comment title in bold, but found it distracting.

This is a standard option in Drupal, so I expect a few sites do it.

There are other possible similar features, e.g. have comments by the author of the story shown differently, comments by the user viewing the page, anonymous comments, etc, but most of them become more distracting than they are worth.

ISTM Pipedot now has more features than soylentnews despite having a fifth of the developers

Re: Nice! (Score: 3, Interesting)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-05-13 19:37 (#1JT)

Just tested and as suspected, the colors follow you as you access from computer to computer. That tops Usenet, and is highly useful. Wowzer.

Re: Nice! (Score: 1)

by tdk@pipedot.org on 2014-05-14 09:13 (#1JZ)

This is a common issue people have with Usenet - each reader keeps its own list of read messages. The usual suggestions are to either ssh to a command line newsreader (eg slrn), or use a web based one. Another possibility is to use a Usenet to mail interface and an IMAP mail server.

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