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#3: Post edited by user avatar Olin Lathrop‭ · 2021-09-05T14:30:15Z (about 1 year ago)
  • I agree. Once I've said I want to see the thread, show me the thread.
  • Systems that try to automatically do something clever inevitably end up being more trouble than they are worth. Showing me some of the comments, especially other than the first N, is going to be confusing. Just show them all. That's what I asked for in the first place by clicking the the link.
  • The few times I've tried to view a comment thread with more than 5 comments, I didn't immediately realize I wasn't already seeing all the comments. Having to click on something additional to <i>actually</i> see all the comments was unexpected. The first time this happened, I didn't even notice that there were more than 5 comments. I found that out later when viewing the comment activity as admin.
  • Keep it simple. Expand the comment thread or not.
  • I agree. Once I've said I want to see the thread, show me the thread.
  • Systems that try to automatically do something clever inevitably end up being more trouble than they are worth. Showing me some of the comments, especially other than the first N, is going to be confusing. Just show them all. That's what I asked for in the first place by clicking the link.
  • The few times I've tried to view a comment thread with more than 5 comments, I didn't immediately realize I wasn't already seeing all the comments. Having to click on something additional to <i>actually</i> see all the comments was unexpected. The first time this happened, I didn't even notice that there were more than 5 comments. I found that out later when viewing the comment activity as admin.
  • Keep it simple. Expand the comment thread or not.
#2: Post edited by user avatar Olin Lathrop‭ · 2021-09-05T14:29:30Z (about 1 year ago)
  • I agree. Once I've said I want to see the thread, show me the thread.
  • Systems that try to automatically do something clever inevitably end up being more trouble than they are worth. Showing me some of the comments, especially other than the first N, is going to be confusing. Just show them all. That's what I asked for in the first place by clicking the the link.
  • I agree. Once I've said I want to see the thread, show me the thread.
  • Systems that try to automatically do something clever inevitably end up being more trouble than they are worth. Showing me some of the comments, especially other than the first N, is going to be confusing. Just show them all. That's what I asked for in the first place by clicking the the link.
  • The few times I've tried to view a comment thread with more than 5 comments, I didn't immediately realize I wasn't already seeing all the comments. Having to click on something additional to <i>actually</i> see all the comments was unexpected. The first time this happened, I didn't even notice that there were more than 5 comments. I found that out later when viewing the comment activity as admin.
  • Keep it simple. Expand the comment thread or not.
#1: Initial revision by user avatar Olin Lathrop‭ · 2021-09-05T14:25:37Z (about 1 year ago)
I agree.  Once I've said I want to see the thread, show me the thread.

Systems that try to automatically do something clever inevitably end up being more trouble than they are worth.  Showing me some of the comments, especially other than the first N, is going to be confusing.  Just show them all.  That's what I asked for in the first place by clicking the the link.