[LINK] Comment formats on major websites (was Re: Aus Govt issues IE security warning)

Martin Barry marty at supine.com
Tue Jan 19 22:36:50 AEDT 2010

$quoted_author = "Jan Whitaker" ;
> Check out the article by Asher Moses in the Age and the comments that follow.
Getting sidetracked but why does every major websites reinvent the "article
comments" wheel so badly?

Picking on Fairfax:

- Why newest comments first? Surely the "conversation" with your readers
  will flow better if people read what has already been said in the order it
  was written?

- The timestamps are not linear so perhaps there is some kind of
  threading but there are no visual cues to assist the reader.


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