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February 23, 2003


The really cool people have, not just an RSS feed for their blog entries, but also a feed of recently-posted comments. That way, if you’re following the discussion of some particular entry, you don’t have to check back to see if new comments have been posted.

Not wishing to seem uncool, I added a Comments Feed to this blog.

Of course, some people think they’re even cooler by having a separate RSS Comment Feed for each individual blog entry. That’s extremely tedious to deal with from a reader’s point of view. To make it bearable, NewsAggregators could give the option of automatically unsubscribing feeds that have not been updated in a while, and provide some sort of collapsible nested list of subscriptions (to deal with the sudden proliferation of subscriptions to similarly-named feeds).
With present technology, I’d have to have an order of magnitude or two more comment traffic on this blog to make individual comment feeds worth the extra trouble.

No, what really would be cool are Threaded Comments. But I think I’ll wait till Phil Ringalda does it to his blog.

Update: Dang!

Posted by distler at February 23, 2003 12:54 AM

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Time to stop waiting, then: threading’s in. Even mixing it with SimpleComments wasn’t as bad as I expected (unless I missed some glaring error, in which case it’s all Alexei’s fault).

Posted by: Phil Ringnalda on February 23, 2003 1:29 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Comments

You’re a cruel man, Mr. Rignalda.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on February 23, 2003 10:19 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Comments

It’s of no use disguising facts…

Posted by: Mr. Bumble on February 24, 2003 5:31 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Comments

There must not be a Threaded Comments Gap.

Posted by: Dr.Strangelove on February 24, 2003 12:20 AM | Permalink | Reply to this
Read the post DeThreaded Comments
Weblog: Musings
Excerpt: A Javascript solution for dethreading comments.
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