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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#17951 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Move or duplicate comment actions at top of each comment row

Reported by: chriswallace Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Comments Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:


When I attempt to take an action on a comment and the comment is EXTREMELY long, it takes a while to get to the SPAM link since it's at the bottom of the comment.

This ticket is to simply propose moving the actions to the top, rather than the bottom of the comment. Or perhaps duplicate the actions there, since they are only visible on hover anyway.

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Change History (7)

4 years ago

Example UI design.

#1 @jane
4 years ago

  • Component changed from General to UI
  • Keywords dev-feedback added; ux-feedback removed

I can see the argument, but wonder if there's a better way than duping action links, since when in a non-really-long-spam situation, a screen full of normal short comments would have a lot of duplication, and mousing down the screen would make that really obvious. I've hit this problem myself before, but it's pretty rare to get stuff like this often if you're using a decent spam filter. Would rather design to the more ordinary comments for core, and maybe let someone write a plugin using Chris's suggestion that sites that continually get a lot of spam could activate.

Willing to be convinced otherwise, but thinking wontfix for this one. I could see doing some A/B testing of the links at the top vs at the bottom and just moving them if the top does better (though bottom was chosen with idea that links should be right there after reading comment based on normal flow).

Devs, weigh in?

#2 @nacin
4 years ago

I like the idea of (A/B-) testing this, but otherwise, I agree, wontfix.

Changing this at the moment will throw everyone off, all for the occasional super long comment. Most people are reading the comment and then taking action on it, as Jane said. Would rather not change something that's worked for the most part.

#3 @sabreuse
3 years ago

  • Component changed from UI to Comments
  • Keywords ui-focus added

#4 @helen
3 years ago

  • Keywords close added

#5 @c3mdigital
2 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback ui-focus close removed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

dev-feedback and ui-focus have been added. Consensus is wont fix

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

  • Keywords ui-focus added
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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