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13 Dec, 2018 03:27 AM

Is it possible to see newest comments at the top of the comment section?

  1. 1 Posted by siab on 13 Dec, 2018 11:19 AM

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    No. Daily Kos sticks to a format of threaded comments, in order by date. Whatever the original decision may have been based on, too many comments are parts of distinct conversations within the section, and need the context of the previous conversation to make sense.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Daily Kos Staff on 13 Dec, 2018 10:12 PM

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    Hello, and thanks for your question.

    The answer supplied by siab is correct. We have considered doing the newest-first display, but our design has always been to order the top-level comments by time posted, with any replies nested similarly.

    You can set a preference for them to load in "collapsed" mode instead of expanded or open. To do so, look for the light gray Comment Settings link. It's toward the right, after the conclusion of any story but above the top of its comments. If you click on it, you'll see the option Collapse on load. Check the box will mean that when you load every story the comments will show only the first few words. There's a little arrow to the right of every comment which you can use to open the comment (and any replies to it) if you decide you want to read more of it. Try it out and see what you think. It's easy enough to change back.

    We do the nested comments to support conversations. Usually the design works pretty well, though it might take a little while to get used to it.

  3. Daily Kos Staff closed this discussion on 13 Dec, 2018 10:12 PM.

  4. girlsinger re-opened this discussion on 19 Dec, 2018 02:10 AM

  5. 3 Posted by girlsinger on 19 Dec, 2018 02:10 AM

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    Thank you!

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  6. Moderator1 closed this discussion on 19 Dec, 2018 11:13 AM.

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