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The comment reply system has been enhanced, with two new features.

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For a long time the comment system here has been lacking, and while the following changes by no means make it perfect, I believe they will help those actively posting and replying to comments. The first change you will notice is inline replies. Now when you click the "reply" button the reply box opens directly below - this should make it much easier to know what you are replying to.

The second change is opt-in, which basically emails you whenever someone replies to a comment you have posted. To turn this on, edit your userprofile and check the following box:


Other changes I am considering include notification when people post a comment in a profile you control (i.e. if you run a mod and someone comments in there, you will be emailed, same for news posts and media). However I am concerned that would result in too many emails and so have not done it at this point. Also considering adding the ability for Facebook / Twitter users to post comments easily and a way to view your comment history in your user profile.

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altercuca
altercuca

Thank You. Much appreciated :)

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Garyn Dakari

AWESOME! Been wanting this feature almost since I joined, lol.

Also, I have a suggestion to avoid too many emails on the tracking all comments on a mod page feature you mentioned. If there was a separate "Updates" section at the top of the page near the other updates, and Thread Watch for Comment updates, that'd be pretty cool. You'd probably get a lot of updates if your mod or group was popular, but it beats getting a ton of emails.

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medve
medve

this!

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer

THIS! PLEASE!

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cW#Ravenblood

You still have the "Clear all" Button :)

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer

Frankly that's a nuclear option. You might lose something else in your mail when clearing it, and there are those of us who save e-mails that we find important...

So yeah, I'd say it be better if we could have just a separate update section.

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark

YAY! I talked about this the other day, and now it's here! :D

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cW#Ravenblood

Awesome! Can I also get a notification via the updates panel?

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Hijacker
Hijacker

Wow that was really fast! Thanks!

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Sim9
Sim9

"notification when people post a comment in a profile you control (i.e. if you run a mod and someone comments in there, you will be emailed, same for news posts and media)"

This would be amazing. If volume of mail is a concern, a daily digest would work great

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MrTimm
MrTimm

i like the reply update and course the notification, but since I dont want every second an e-mail that tells me someone posteed on my comment I just keep it off, but thanks for the great update moddb.

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mgs2
mgs2

This is great since we do not need to find the page where we posted our comment and see the replies of it.

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NekoGenijalan
NekoGenijalan

How about instead of E-mail we receive a PM message in our inbox? Wouldn't that be easier?

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moci
moci

Agreed, just add a new item to the update list "new comments on page X" instead of a mail.

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer

I think want for that change to the update is unanimous at this point.

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Admiral_Nemo
Admiral_Nemo

Yes but won't you get an email when you receive a PM?

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Arcones
Arcones

Only if you have that option on. I only recently turned it on and it turns out to be quite helpful!

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

thank goodness for this, but would you not recive lots of emails?

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

That's a nice update ! Thanks a lot !

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Email notification is not required at all. All we need is a notification on ModDB itself in your updates listing about a posted comment. That would really solve a lot of problems.

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claytonian
claytonian

Right next to your PMs. A little asterisk or something with a number next to it to show your notifications.

Not that I'm being ungrateful... a comment system update is much overdue.

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8472

Nice update - will make things easier to follow! ;)

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Mad(rus)
Mad(rus)

Yahoo! Received a notice, great thanks!

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Arcones
Arcones

Ah, you guys are awesome. Thanks ModDB!

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Pr0nogo
Pr0nogo

You should just have this be a part of updates (like mail and mod watch). It would make it easier to keep track of and give people the option to keep their inbox less cluttered.

It's an idea, anyways. I would also be very much in favour of a system that notified me when a comment is placed on my mod, be they comments on the mod's home page or on a specific item (news, screens, videos, etc.). It would stop me from having to manually look at each part of my mod, which gives those pieces artificial views as well.

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BluishGreenPro
BluishGreenPro

Fantastic! I've really wanted a feature like this, especially for when I am asking someone a question about something. It was a bit annoying to have to keep checking back on the post, although I suppose I could have PM'd them instead.

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Calamity_Jones
Calamity_Jones

Jolly good!

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xlucidx
xlucidx

Comment history would be nice too, I've made plenty of comments and I've lost track of them all and would be really curious to see the replies to them.

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Riccars
Riccars

I'm commenting just to test it

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Riccars
Riccars

Am I doing it right?

EDIT: No I am not.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

you don't get notified when replying to your own comment

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Katana_
Katana_

Guys, have you looked at how Github handles commenting and notifications? That's a pretty sane interface, and it works pretty well.

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Dieger
Dieger

SWEET!!

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TheGreenTie
TheGreenTie

Awesome! Just in time!
I was going to put a new game tonight! :D

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Doyle_138
Doyle_138

nice. the only thing left to "fix" (actually it's not a bug) is when you missed the +/- button and hit the opposite button, you can't reverse your choice.

but maybe i am the only one who experiences this, and are only to nervous all the time :D

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

My suggestion, which may already have been made by others:
(rather than email...)
-Create a comment 'thread' watch feature, similar to the forum thread watch feature.
-Allow users to watch comment (and forum) threads that others have made.
-Allow users to watch all comments posted under specific content of a mod/game (image, video, news post, summary section, all images/video/news, etc)
-Create a system to facilitate quick 'stop watching' of multiple threads, including categorization by mod/game and media type (image, video, etc.)

-Effectively I'm asking to make the comment watch feature an expansion of the game/mod/group/member watch feature, and also add more control over exactly what a user can select to watch (and unwatch).

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ice_trey
ice_trey

nice :) And for the fbook feature you mentioned, please make that optional - not all of us likes/approves fbook

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Starkiller2356
Starkiller2356

Nice been waiting for this feature!! Will help devs to see all the feedback and is very helpful!

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yarow12
yarow12

Thank you.

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NekoGenijalan
NekoGenijalan

Oops, forgot to say thank you!!!

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epicbox
epicbox

This is a great update, thanks a million.

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SCΛRECROW
SCΛRECROW

Nice tweaks and improvements to the comment system, thanks for the hard work.

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