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Getting reply boxes in a straight line 8 years 2 months ago #5701

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hey everyone,

Great module so far, however I was hoping to change the way the replies are listed from the "stairway" look:




To this: As you can see, the replies follow a strict straight line downwards



Thanks, I did have a search but didn't come up with anything

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 8 years 2 months ago #5702

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try 4.0 beta2 and the modern template. You can modify it a little bit and you will get exactly what oyu want :) (only the small avatar will be perhaps a problem)

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 8 years 2 months ago #5739

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That 'Stairway' look is not a bug. You've got nested comments enabled, and each comment is a reply to the one before it rather than a reply to the original.

OK lets say, in your first screenie you've got four comments there. We'll call them Comment 1 to Comment 4.

Comment 2 is a reply to Comment 1, so it's indented.
Comment 3 is a reply to Comment 2, so it's further indented.
Comment 4 is a reply to Comment 3, so it's indented even more than Comment 3.

On that first website, try replying to Comment 2 again. The new Comment 5 should show directly underneath Comment 3 with the same indent, because it's the second reply to Comment 2.

This is by design - it is the 100% accurate and correct way to represent a "Nested Tree Layout", much like the Folder Pane in Windows Explorer. Alas, it can be a confusing layout to lookout, it's not very visually advanced/clean. The soon to come Premium templates will look much better at presenting in a nested display (similar style to YouTube) and will clearly indicate that a comment is a direct reply to another comment ;)

EDIT: That comment system looks really good... it's inspired me to make a JoomlaComment template similarly! Can you share where it's from? Looks like Wordpress.

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 8 years 2 months ago #5755

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yeah sure, it's from

www.collegehumour.com

just go to a video or article and you will see the comments (you might have to sign up to see it)

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Damn I have to register! Bah too lazy, I will template off the Screenshot. Probably better that way, won't tempt me to Inspect the CSS with Firebug :laugh:

So did you sort out your Nested problem? Did you understand how I ment by each reply being a reply-of-a-reply (and so on) hence getting the stairway look...? If i've missed the point please do elaborate. Regardless, the presentation and layout of JoomlaComment is in need of some improvements :)

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Yeah I get you, with the new design i got on that was suggested above it won't overflow on the right.

Also I was thinking about disabling the reply button for people who have already replied.

So if they want to reply to a comment, they just reply to the first comment made.

Understand?

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 8 years 2 months ago #5762

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Andrew Stocker wrote:

Also I was thinking about disabling the reply button for people who have already replied. So if they want to reply to a comment, they just reply to the first comment made. Understand?


I think so. An option to not put a Reply button on a Reply? I.e. Meaning only "original" comments can be replied to, but those replies cannot be applied to...?

Oh no, you mean that people can only reply on one comment...? It'd be hard to govern that for anonymous users, plus some people would be like "Why are you replying to me for? The other guy said that..."

:P I dunno.

Although I like the idea of limiting how many "levels" the nested comments can go. I.e. set it to "1" and people can only comment and not reply, set it to "3" and you can reply to a reply of another comment, etcetera. 0 and/or -1 would mean unlimited nest depth....

Interesting. Now I'm off to bed :laugh:

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Well the commenting system on college humour is like that and people understand what is going on. It works better I feel but who knows, I will try out a few styles

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Sorry, how does the college humour site do it? I was ranting a bit there :P

From the screenshot, I gather that it allows you to reply to a comment only - but not reply to another reply. Is that what you mean?

If so then a new "Nested Depth Limit" option would work well there, setting it to 1 (only 1 nested-reply depth allowed) would achieve a similar structure to that site (from what I can tell anyway).

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yeah basically dude, I just feel it gives it a bit more neater look if your going to have hundreds of comments. if not then not too bad.

Did you say that we can do that now with the version out? Or that you are going to build one like it.

if you do know, how? lol

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 8 years 2 months ago #5933

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Nah we can't do it yet. I'm not so much a developer of JoomlaComment but I will be pressing this feature to Daniel ;)

Also the 'Read all Comments' feature will be nice, and the rest of the comments will probably slide-out.

I agree it can make a site look a lot neater (and less confusing). Hopefully we'll have a solution soon :)

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 7 years 11 months ago #7630

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It's been a while, and I don't know if you are subscribed to this thread Andrew, but I've started working on this for the new template design in the next release. See dev.compojoom.com/issues/show/81 to keep track of it if you like.

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yeah I am sub to this dude. Sounds excellent can't wait to see it! Keep up the good work!

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 7 years 3 months ago #10115

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Oh this would be really great! Until now the replies make not really sense in my comments.

Is this only for the 4.0 beta 2 possible (then) or also for the 4.0 RC1 ?

hmmm.. jaja ... ;) i will buy a subscription soon, only asking if this will be implemented in the future :)

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M.

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 7 years 3 months ago #10118

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Hey Martin,
You've installed 4.0 and you can see that the comments are in straight line...

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 7 years 3 months ago #10121

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Ähem, sorry. my fault, i mean this


This would be great.. the replies and the replies to the replies are getting strange in my comments and i need a ruler and must hold it on my screen to see which one is related to which reply ;)

sorry for confusion.

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Well you want smaller avatars ;)
If you look right now you will see that the template behaves just like in the image, but the avatars are not smaller.

Getting reply boxes in a straight line 7 years 3 months ago #10125

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sorry, my english :( I should post in the newbie or german section. :rolleyes:
I will check it on my template and will make a screenshot if i have still a problem to show you what i mean. Maybe i'm wrong and i don't get it.
anyway... Thanks for your help so far :)
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