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Improvements to "Recent Comments"

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Recent comments (e.g., https://meta.codidact.com/mod/comments ) could use some improvements. Five specific things that come to mind:

1 - A reference above each comment showing the post title. This would give immediate context. The title does not need to be link/clickable, and shouldn't be "huge", one size above the comment text size is plenty. If the comment is on an Answer, then it should indicate that - e.g., "Trying to Figure out How to Foo Bar - Answer 1"

2 - Provide an easy way (button near top would work best) to turn on/off view of Deleted Comments. Depending on the purpose of the review, Deleted Comments may be quite relevant or just be needless clutter.

3 - Expanding on # 1 above (but definitely harder to implement), if multiple comments in sequence on a page are from the same post, use the post title as a grouping rather than "on every comment"

Post ABC

  • Comment 1
  • Comment 2
  • Comment 3

Post DEF

  • Comment 4

Post GHI

  • Comment 5
  • Comment 6

Post ABC

  • Much older comment 7

etc.

4 - In addition to "go to post", there should be a way to go directly to the comment itself in the post. Going to the post makes sense if you are unfamiliar with the post or want to "read everything". But going directly to the comment is helpful if you know what the post is all about but want to read through the older related comments in context.

5 - If you edit a comment, there does not seem to be any way to Cancel - just a text edit box and "Post" button.

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