Post Reply Opinion: Crunchyroll comments should not be limited to 240 characters!
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Posted 2/3/18
1. Get rid of the 240 character limit. It is extremely stifling. I can understand not wanting the comment section to filled with essays but I don't necessarily want to write an essay, I just want to convey my point in one or two more sentences. I don't see any reason why I should not be able to write a paragraph about what I liked and/or disliked about an episode in the comment section. People's ideas should not be limited by some arbitrary character limit. It is not like you have to display the entire comment initially. Show 240 characters or a few lines and then cut it off until someone presses read more. If the comment has a good hook, then maybe someone will go ahead and read a long post anyhow.

2. Enable people to reply to others within a comment chain. Sure people can always reply to the OP but there is no way to reply to a comment that was in reply to another comment.

3. Create a notification system where you can be notified if someone replies to your comment. I like seeing what people have said in reply to a comment I have made but the way it currently stands, that is very difficult to do. First of all, you have to keep tabs on all the comments you have made which is a pain in the ass. It could be easily automated. Second, in order to see your comment you have to scroll down while searching for your comment while continuously pressing the more comments button. This is silly. There should be a system in place where you can be notified that someone has replied to your comment. Don't want to be notified excessively if there are too many replies to your comment? Then create an option which allows you to turn off notifications for a specific comment thread.

The entire point of a comment section is so that people can speak their mind. Sometimes that includes discourse. Most times it includes writing more than a few sentences before you reach your cap.
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Posted 2/3/18
I think its useful to have constraints on how long a comment can be.

Often it makes me rethink what I want to say several times just so I'm concise and say exactly the brass tax of what I'm trying to say.

That being said I understand 100% why you'd feel stifled by it if you're really passionate about an opinion and have a breadth of commentary to make.
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Posted 2/3/18
There has been a bug with the comments since mid-2016 where videos since that date no longer rank comments in order of highest rated but only in date order. Older videos are unaffected. As there are videos working and not working within the same system before and after a certain date it should be relatively simple for a developer to review the code and spot which variables changed specifically at that date. However no progress has been made in nearly 2 years.

Unofficial reports have said that developers have been diverted away from supporting CR and instead have focused on their new VRV platform.

It is highly unlikely that they will devote resource to improving the comments function when they haven't devoted resources to resolve a bug with the same system.
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Posted 2/3/18

badbboyz wrote:

The entire point of a comment section is so that people can speak their mind. Sometimes that includes discourse. Most times it includes writing more than a few sentences before you reach your cap.


I've moved this to the Suggestions / Feedback forum -- that's where crunchyroll staff read for suggestions--however, they do not usually reply there. (The Advice, Info, Recommendations forum is for requesting general advice, info, recs and responding to those personal requests.)

In case you weren't aware, Crunchyroll does have a forum area for lengthier discourse with ability to reply and get notifications (when quoted). See the Show Discussion Index thread for a list of discussion threads for current and recent shows, as well as links to those discussion threads.
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