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posted by martyb on Monday March 23 2020, @12:23AM   Printer-friendly
from the going-places dept.

[2020-03-23 01:32:11 UTC Update 1:Ed. Note - updated to clarify location of the skip to comments button.--fnord666]

[2020-03-23 12:56:40 UTC Update 2: Changed link target from "#acomments" to "#commentwrap" per suggestion in: https://soylentnews.org/meta/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=36704&page=1&cid=974278#commentwrap; added "Note-to-self". --martyb]

Thank You! Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on a new UI feature to the site; [Skip to comment(s)]" is now live on SoylentNews!

The SoylentNews' Main Page should function and look the same as before. The magic manifests only after a specific story has been opened. Code has been added to a site template so that "[Skip to comment(s)]" should now appear, right-justified, in the first of the two lines in the title bar that appears immediately below the story's title.

[Note to self: see in-memory version of template: "dispStory;misc;default" original implementation target fragid of "#acomments" changed to "#commentwrap" as of 2020-03-23 12:56:40 UTC--martyb]

Clicking the button will bring you to the comment header block. (That's where you can adjust Breakthrough, Threshold, and Threading preferences (either one-time-only, or save it away, permanently.)

Quite frankly, thanks to the community's feedback, it looks and behaves better than what I had originally envisioned!

Previously:
Changing Site UI to Make Long Stories Easier to Navigate -- Input Requested [superseded; see update]
Skip to comment(s) -- Second Try [Updated: 2020-03-21 15:06:00 UTC].)

Enjoy!
--martyb


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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Monday March 23 2020, @01:21AM (3 children)

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Monday March 23 2020, @01:21AM (#974278) Journal

    https://soylentnews.org/meta/article.pl?sid=20/03/23/0026224#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

    is closer to what you want than

    https://soylentnews.org/meta/article.pl?sid=20/03/23/0026224#acomments [soylentnews.org]

    Also it doesn't appear on the comments.pl URLs: https://soylentnews.org/meta/comments.pl?sid=36704 [soylentnews.org]

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  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Monday March 23 2020, @01:27AM (1 child)

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Monday March 23 2020, @01:27AM (#974280) Journal

    #commentwrap is consistent with the "N comments" links on the home page (to the right of "Read More").

    Another thing you can do is to make "N comments" linked instead of just the number, to make it easier to click. At the same time, bump up the font size of just the number using a span element, to make it stand out more with the whole thing being underlined.

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    • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Monday March 23 2020, @06:27AM

      by maxwell demon (1608) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 23 2020, @06:27AM (#974343) Journal

      At the same time, bump up the font size of just the number using a span element, to make it stand out more with the whole thing being underlined.

      Please, don't.

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  • (Score: 2) by martyb on Monday March 23 2020, @12:55PM

    by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Monday March 23 2020, @12:55PM (#974397) Journal

    https://soylentnews.org/meta/article.pl?sid=20/03/23/0026224#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

    is closer to what you want than

    https://soylentnews.org/meta/article.pl?sid=20/03/23/0026224#acomments [soylentnews.org]

    Thanks for the suggestion, and especially for the suggested link / fragment ID. Quire frankly, I did not see that fragid when I was looking through the page source, and I like you suggestion MUCH BETTER. It is what I was attempting to do. Will update ASAP. (Note to self: in-memory copy of: rehash-master\themes\default\templates\dispStory;misc;default)

    Added and servers bounced; should see it now.

    Also it doesn't appear on the comments.pl URLs: https://soylentnews.org/meta/comments.pl?sid=36704 [soylentnews.org] [soylentnews.org]

    Yes, I had noticed that... finding out where that is created has been fruitless, so far. Still looking. Thanks for mentioning it, though, so it (hopefully) does not fall through the cracks!

    community++

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