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  1. Jark
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    The ability to have a built-in threaded commenting system would greatly enhance commenting on WordPress blogs. If the system were modeled after the commenting schema on Slashdot or deviantART then that would greatly improve communication and discussions on blog posts.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. Jon Bourne
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    Too complex. I like the simple one-threaded comments system.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. zzzabhi
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    I would like a simple threaded system ... just something that can separate replies for each comment ...nothing too fancy.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. Mark Jaquith
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    People have very strong feelings about threading. Some hate it. Some love it, but only like two levels. Some want infinite levels. For this reason, the WordPress database schema makes it easier for plugins to provide this feature by having a comment_parent field. This should contain the comment_ID of the comment's parent comment. This means that people can try out a variety of solutions for threaded comments and if they use the comment_parent field, they'll be interchangeable.

    Also consider that this needs theme support.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. Jark
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    It would have to be an optional system rather than not.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. andyk
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    I like threaded comments, but it would have to be optional.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. CarltonBale
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    I think threaded comments would be a great addition. I get a lot of questions in my comments, to which I respond, but it's difficult to tell to which comment the response is directed. I had quoting the original question and wasting space, and editing the time stamp of the reply so it appears in the correct location in the thread takes too much time.

    It would be great if all comments were threaded, and then let the theme decide how to display them (single level as it is now, 2-level, infinite level, etc.) You currently get to choose how the archives are displayed; it would be nice to have the functionality for comments.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. kohaku
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    Do you mean threaded comments like what they have on Livejournal?

    If so, I'm for it, but I agree that it should be an optional field.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  9. m0n5t3r
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    +1 for optional (plugin/theme)
    but why make it a tree (one parent)? it should rather be a directed graph (i.e. be able to reply to several comments at the same time; rendering this in a meaningful way should be extremely interesting ;)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  10. LanceDockins
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    This would be a nice optional system to add to WordPress. Threading like what's out there on SlashDot would be nice.

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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