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Pre-Sales 9 years 9 months ago #15125

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Hi,

I am looking for a Joomla 2.5 compatible and fully featured Comment Extension for a new site, and interested in CompoJoom Comment.

A few questions:

1. Can I have inline commenting, i.e the comments appear directly under an article? I assume that this would require a plugin.

2. Can I restrict comments to registered members only?

3. Are comments paginated - i.e. I can determine maximum number of comments per page? If so, I do not want the article to appear at the top of every comments page, so does the second and greater number of pages appear only as pages of comments?

4. Is it compatible with the Joomla 2.5 SEF. I so, with regard to question 3, what is the format of the URL's it produces on the second and further pages of comments?
Note: I would not want the URL to be in the format e.g. compjoom.com/component/content etc, but ideally, /article/comments-page-1.html or similar.

5. How easy is to modify to match the style of the main site template.

Thank you very much.

Re: Pre-Sales 9 years 9 months ago #15127

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Hey Adrian,
I'm a little confused with your questions. Did you check our demo page?

1. what do you mean with inline? we can show the comments after the article like here: demo.compojoom.com/component/content/art...strike-team#JOSC_TOP

2. yes you can.

3. You can have pagination - you can determine if you want 100 comments or 1000 comments per page. The article is always above the comments - this is standard in all websites...

4. Yes, we create sef urls. The thing is we don't have urls to comments on page2, 3 etc. This will be fixed in the next version. So you will be able to send a link like this: example.com/myarticle#commentid105 and the system will automatically determine which page to show you.

5. You can create your own css file. You can also manipulate the position of elements - there are some small limitations, but we are addressing them in ccomment5.

Hope that this answers your questions. If you need more information don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,
Daniel

Re: Pre-Sales 9 years 9 months ago #15128

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Daniel Dimitrov wrote: Hey Adrian,
I'm a little confused with your questions. Did you check our demo page?

1. what do you mean with inline? we can show the comments after the article like here: demo.compojoom.com/component/content/art...strike-team#JOSC_TOP

2. yes you can.

3. You can have pagination - you can determine if you want 100 comments or 1000 comments per page. The article is always above the comments - this is standard in all websites...

4. Yes, we create sef urls. The thing is we don't have urls to comments on page2, 3 etc. This will be fixed in the next version. So you will be able to send a link like this: example.com/myarticle#commentid105 and the system will automatically determine which page to show you.

5. You can create your own css file. You can also manipulate the position of elements - there are some small limitations, but we are addressing them in ccomment5.

Hope that this answers your questions. If you need more information don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,
Daniel


Thanks for your rely Daniel.

Apologies is my questions seemed a bit ambiguous - sometimes it is not easy to convey in an understandable way to others :)

My only outstanding question relates to question 4 - the SEF.

Obviously it is important that the search engines find and index all comment pages. I assume that if there is a link to page 2, page 3 etc the search engines will find the actual page and index it.

However, Google for example associates content with a URL, so it is crucial that the URL as it relates to the associated content remains stable.

So could you let me know where you are in the Extension with associating meaningful URL's with the comment pages?

This is obviously important from a content perspective as it relates to the search engines.

Apart from that I am very impressed, and will await your comments on the above question.

Thank you very much.

Re: Pre-Sales 9 years 9 months ago #15129

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To clarify:

I see that comments appear after the article content, but on the demo site the article is followed by a "Comments" link with the number of comments.

If the comment is directly linked from a menu or article link, do the comments automatically appear with the article, or will the user need to click the "Comments" link first to expand the comments?

Oh and one further question:

Can users subscribe to comments for email notification of responses, and in particular can users receive email notifications for comments they originally started?

Thanks again.

Re: Pre-Sales 9 years 9 months ago #15131

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users can subscribe to comments, but the unsubscribe system currently sucks - the user needs to go back to the article and leave a commment with the subscribe option set to know (check the form on the demo page) - obviously this is not cool and the next version will have a form for email address - so the user can input his email address to unsubscribe.

About the sef. In the next implementation comments will be all loaded trough ajax. Currently the first page is part of the html. The next pages are being loaded dynamically.

In the next version even the first page won't be part of the html. The comments will be loaded with an ajax request.

That starts to sound bad, but it is not anymore. www.tomshardware.com/news/google-googleb...t-content,13881.html - google is already able to index ajax content, so I would not worry much.

And as i said - the comments will have absolutly the same sef url - we just hang a hash tag at the end. The hash tag is not considered a different url.

Daniel

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Daniel Dimitrov wrote: users can subscribe to comments, but the unsubscribe system currently sucks - the user needs to go back to the article and leave a commment with the subscribe option set to know (check the form on the demo page) - obviously this is not cool and the next version will have a form for email address - so the user can input his email address to unsubscribe.

About the sef. In the next implementation comments will be all loaded trough ajax. Currently the first page is part of the html. The next pages are being loaded dynamically.

In the next version even the first page won't be part of the html. The comments will be loaded with an ajax request.

That starts to sound bad, but it is not anymore. www.tomshardware.com/news/google-googleb...t-content,13881.html - google is already able to index ajax content, so I would not worry much.

And as i said - the comments will have absolutly the same sef url - we just hang a hash tag at the end. The hash tag is not considered a different url.

Daniel


Thanks Daniel,

This Extension sounds like exactly what I need for my new site.

I will definitely purchase very soon.

I am sure if any questions arise we can discuss further.

I would like to say that I am extremely impressed by the product and your service - which are crucially important.

Best regards,

Adrian.

Re: Pre-Sales 9 years 9 months ago #15185

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Hi Daniel

A further question.

My site is likely to attract a very large number of people placing comments.

What I would like to do is to list - probably from menu items e.g.:

1. Most "Voted Up Comments" - i.e. the comments which, when positive negative votes are subtracted from posistive votes, have the higher "Comment Ranking".

2. Most active Comment Threads.

3. Comment Threads with the most Comments included.

Can Compojoom Comments do this - or be modified to do it?

Thanks.

Re: Pre-Sales 9 years 9 months ago #15186

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Our module does this - it shows the latest comments, the most commented articles or the comments with most positive votes or most negative one and most rated comments.

I don't know if a module is what you want, but this is what we have :)

Cheers,
Daniel

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Daniel Dimitrov wrote: Our module does this - it shows the latest comments, the most commented articles or the comments with most positive votes or most negative one and most rated comments.

I don't know if a module is what you want, but this is what we have :)

Cheers,
Daniel


A module is not what I had in mind, but that may well be a much better solution in fact.

Is there seperate modules for each of the functions you quoted, or does one module include all functions? And can I specify maximum number of comments in the module?

Sounds exceptional.

Will be purchasing soon - just developing my site to that point first - nearly there :)

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Well I have purchased and installed CompoJoom Comments, and what can I say except awesome :)

There is one function I need for the module - not sure whether the facility exists or not but I have not seen it which is as follows:

I would like to keep the posting stats article specific, i.e. specific to the page upon which the article and comments appear, rather than the module producing stats for every article on every page which loses its context and confuses the user with non-relevant stats

Probably the best way to do this is to have an additional option in the module to specify article ID, and then simply copy the module for each article, add the corresponding article ID, and assign the module to its related article.

So the only modification required would be an option for article ID for which you wish to generate stats.

I notice there is a "Categories by ID" option, what I need is an article ID option.

Could this be done - I am sure it would be a simple by valuable enhancement?

Thanks again.

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Closing this thread. I'll answer in the other that you just started:
compojoom.com/forum/46-installation-ques...278-module-questions
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