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I’m super excited to announce that we’ve revamped our comments section to make them more organized, and more community-friendly. Here are the new functions in comments; let us know what you think!
Threaded comments: This means you can not only reply to the post, but you can reply to a particular comment (like I did above). This will help the conversations to stay more organized.
Rated comments: Similar to recommending posts, this “liked or disliked” function allows readers to put their two cents in about comments as well. I find this really helpful because if you don’t have time to read a long thread, you can choose to ignore the comments that got a lot of low ratings from the community and focus on the higher rated ones. I think it’s also a great way for the community to help moderate the thread.
Reporting abuse: Speaking of moderating…anyone who is a regular Feministing reader knows that we still have our fair share of problems with trolls. And now that we also have the Community site to moderate, it’s become even more difficult to keep track of all the active threads. Here’s where you come in. If you see a troll or an abusive comments, simply click on “report abuse.” It will immediately send us email with a link to that comment. That email will also tell us what user reported abuse, so abusing the abuse button (heh) isn’t possible.
Please let us know how you like the new format… And we’re planning on bringing you more new additions to the site in the coming weeks, so be on the look out!
Feministing’s new comment format!
By Jessica | Published: October 31, 2008
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