'New comment' button on articles

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thermalben started the topic in Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 2:37pm

We've got a small, new feature to announce.

For logged in users (both subscribers and non-subscribers), when you visit an article, you can now scroll straight to all of the 'new' comments that have been posted since your last visit. This makes it easier to find 'em, because they're not always found at the bottom of the comment section (someone may reply to an individual comment further up).

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thermalben commented Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 2:42pm

Just click on the ‘New Comments’ button below the article heading/date:

You'll then be taken to the first 'new' comment.

To the right of this is a ‘next’ button, which takes to you to the next one, and so on.

Hope you find it useful!

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Blowin commented Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 2:44pm

Epic work ,Ben.

Will it work on the forums ?

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udo commented Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 2:51pm

unreal certainly save a lot of scrolling looking for last comment.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 2:51pm

Blowin - not yet, but we'll see what we can do (forums are also getting a tech overhaul, and this would be a welcome addition). Though at the moment forum posts are all in a singular timeline (which we are looking to changem to be more like articles), so it's easy to scroll to the bottom and work your way to the top.

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Jono commented Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 2:53pm

Try using the new button on the 'climage change' article - scrolls to the end of the earth and back

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Blowin commented Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 3:24pm

Not on my screen.

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Jono commented Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 3:31pm

Blowin have you gone to an article with new comments?

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Blowin commented Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 at 3:53pm

Yeah , mate.

Just found it on the Sunshine Coast shit pipe story.

Well done. You’re efforts are appreciated !

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thermalben commented Friday, 30 Aug 2019 at 10:02am

If I don't say so myself, I'm very much diggin' the new comment button.

In fact, I'm now thinking of how we can tweak it a little more. Perhaps a few options:

"Show me all New Comments that lack hyperbole".

"Show me all New Comments that agree with my idealogical stance".

Any other suggestions?

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ojackojacko commented Friday, 30 Aug 2019 at 10:13am

"Show me all New Comments from tbb".

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thermalben commented Friday, 30 Aug 2019 at 10:17am

We already have that one set up for admins.

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Pops commented Friday, 30 Aug 2019 at 10:23am

A "next thread" button would be nice too, so you can either skip to each comment, or skip whole threads.

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thermalben commented Friday, 30 Aug 2019 at 10:42am

You mean within the same article? 

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Pops commented Friday, 30 Aug 2019 at 10:55am

Yep.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 5 Sep 2019 at 3:17pm

Just like to reiterate how appreciated the “New comment “ function is. It takes all the drama out of enjoying the comments.

Well done , Jono.

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Jono commented Thursday, 5 Sep 2019 at 3:26pm

Glad you like it Blowin, we are finding it very handy too. I did joke with the other guys that you would probably use it more than the Swellnet team.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 5 Sep 2019 at 3:33pm

Someone’s got to keep up the site traffic so as to keep you reprobates gainfully employed and away from fishing for food through the neighbourhood dumpsters like a bunch of surf wax scented raccoons.

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Westofthelake commented Thursday, 5 Sep 2019 at 5:07pm

The new comment button is awesome, Great work folks!

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simba commented Thursday, 5 Sep 2019 at 5:16pm

yep big improvement boys.

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