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Closed 3 years ago

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#9772 closed enhancement (duplicate)

in Comments, "In response to" should link to the post, not the post editor

Reported by: thee17 Owned by: janeforshort
Milestone: Priority: low
Severity: minor Version: 2.8
Component: Comments Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Change the # on the comments edit page to be more expressive of what it does.

Attachments (2)

9772.diff (1.9 KB) - added by Denis-de-Bernardy 5 years ago.
9772.patch (1.3 KB) - added by jakub.tyrcha 3 years ago.

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Change History (20)

comment:1 markjaquith5 years ago

What's your suggestion?

comment:2 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch 2nd-opinion added
  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to 2.8
  • Priority changed from normal to low
  • Severity changed from normal to minor
  • Summary changed from Improve the comment page # symbol to in Comments, "In response to" should link to the post, not the post editor

I'd suggest removing it, and replacing the edit link to the post with that of the post's permalink.

It makes a lot more sense: "In response to" should be a link to the post, not to the post editor.

Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

comment:3 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

Jane's input would be useful here.

comment:4 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Keywords tested commit added; 2nd-opinion removed

closed #9350 as dup (with a comment from Jane)

comment:5 demetris5 years ago

This patch is a good fix for that utterly confusing part of the 2.7/2.8 interface.

I approve of it! :-D

comment:6 westi5 years ago

  • Cc janeforshort added
  • Keywords has-patch tested commit removed
  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to 2.9
  • Owner set to janeforshort

Punting to 2.9 for Jane to drive a review of the whole page and make it clearer.

Don't tweak, make big improvements.

comment:7 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

comment:8 janeforshort5 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

# represents permalink all over the web, which is why it is the link to the live post. The title within the admin is meant to go to the post editor, because that is what post titles do elsewhere in the editor. This change in behavior was intentional.

comment:9 follow-up: demetris5 years ago

  • Resolution wontfix deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

The change might have been intentional, but this does not mean it was a good one.

Who uses hash signs to represent permalinks today? Do you use them for this in your blog? Does anyone here use them for this on their blogs? Do they mean anything like this to people using WordPress? (I’m far above average in web-savviness and they mean nothing of the sort to me when I see them there.)

In addition, two of the three links there give no information at all when you hover over them. You have to look at the status bar to see what they are. This is like the web 15 years ago.

In short, this area of the Comments page is a complete disaster.

comment:10 in reply to: ↑ 9 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

Replying to demetris:

Who uses hash signs to represent permalinks today? Do you use them for this in your blog? Does anyone here use them for this on their blogs? Do they mean anything like this to people using WordPress? (I’m far above average in web-savviness and they mean nothing of the sort to me when I see them there.)

+1000 :D

comment:11 strider725 years ago

+1 from me too. It's a very confusing interface.

Clearly designed by a geek, for a geek. "Regular" people would, I think, assume the "in response to X" link to link the the post to which the comment responds, since that's what it says it links to.

Putting it another way, the comment is not in response to the edit screen.

comment:12 ryan4 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

comment:13 jakub.tyrcha3 years ago

Refreshed the patch and cleaned up some code

jakub.tyrcha3 years ago

comment:14 jane3 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

I would be willing to change "#" to "View Post" to be more descriptive (and a bigger link target, which is good for accessibility) but don't want to change the behavior of links on this screen so it is out of sync with every other screen in the admin.

comment:15 solarissmoke3 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback removed
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

This was fixed in #18846 (at least the # issue)

comment:16 SergeyBiryukov3 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted

comment:17 jane3 years ago

Technically should have closed as wontfix, not exactly a dupe.

comment:18 solarissmoke3 years ago

The original ticket description is a dupe - the title was changed half way through and that sort of changed the whole ticket.

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