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Redesign of the comments section and lots more

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Hi all,

As those of you who venture across the barricades from Any Answers to the homepage may have noticed, we have given our article, podcast and columnist pages a bit of an overhaul.

There are quite a few small tweaks behind the scenes, but one of the main points is the redesign of the comments section, aimed at grouping conversations more clearly.

This has also affected the way replies work on Any Answers. Hopefully you'll find it easier to read threads, but let us know what you think.

Thanks as always,

Tom

*post edited because I hadn't realised the changes had been rolled out to AA*

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By Tax Dragon
04th Sep 2019 12:15

I'm not finding it any easier, at least in this forum. A second degree of inset might help more.

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By Justin Bryant
04th Sep 2019 12:20

Anything that can deter/limit your nonsense posts is a good thing in my book!

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By Tax Dragon
04th Sep 2019 12:26

You are the editor in chief when it comes to amending comments after they have been replied to, so I can see why you don't like my totally common sense suggestion to stop you doing that.

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By alan.rolfe
04th Sep 2019 12:41

Tom, I would like thin lines above and below the replies in the chain, as they now seem to merge into one long story otherwise. Thanks.

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By Tax Dragon
04th Sep 2019 13:00

Tom, I agree.

On my previous point.... a second degree of inset would enable me to know which of my comments (12.15 or 12.26) this was a reply to.

Here, it doesn't matter a jot. In a developing technical discussion (especially one you are following rather than participating in) it really can.

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By alan.rolfe
04th Sep 2019 16:21

Another thing...

Most desktop PC's & laptops have at least a 1920 x 1080 display. The layout for comments only uses about 700 of the 1920 pixels.

Using this extra width would be very useful, especially if used to facilitate multiple levels of indenting, without it becoming too narrow to read.

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By Tax Dragon
04th Sep 2019 17:02

Indenting. That's the word I meant. Insets are what happen at school.

Would it work on mobiles? Is that Sift's concern? (I waste too much time in this forum to have any more to waste seeing how others do it, and what it looks like on mobiles.)

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
04th Sep 2019 17:01

The main issue for me is the main question list on Any Answers is still in huge text, but the answers are in small text.

Previously I had the whole site shrunk for the noddy big text, but now you either get normal sized on the threads and Janet and John on the summary (ie full size) or comfortable on the summary, and small on the detail (ie shrunk.)

Also the indents as below need to be bigger. The new font presumably has a small "space" than the old one.

its generally painful to have your Heading One 3+ times the height of your para text. The ratio should be closer to 2:1.

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