Post Reply Extending the comments conversations for videos
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Posted 12/21/13 , edited 12/22/13
Whenever I watch a video, I scroll down and check out the comments. Some people carry on a conversation, but most people only have their say once and move on. Some people return to make replies, but for them, it's a tedious task of scrolling through the comments list to find theirs. Some people mentioned it would be nice if you received notifications for replies.

On one hand, receiving notifications for comment replies might be nice because it lets you carry on the conversations, perhaps and enjoyable one. On the other hand, two problems arise.

The first problem I see is the inbox spam. This could easily be dealt with by an opt-out feature, but you might miss those select discussions you wish you could participate in.

The second problem is a step back from the current situation - leave and leave. Leave a comment, leave the film. This allows you to write a reply and forget about it. No more dealing with d*x; no worrying about what you said (unless it's bad enough to be reported to the mods); no anxiety over a stupid comment thread. You've had you're say, and if people like it, you'll probably see it in the Top Comments section when you do your rewatch.

With all this in mind, I'd like to discuss the matter, especially alternatives. It would be nice to carry on specific conversations without being tied up in the thread devoted to Anime XXX, etc. And that way things wouldn't be spoiled by people who have already seen episodes you haven't. I suppose we could start a thread for each episode of a particular anime, though I'm not sure how the mods would feel about it. Hm...

Comments anyone? Ideas?
Maybe you think I'm nuts. Don't mention it. No, really. XS XD

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Posted 3/3/14
You can quickly lose the conversation at the moment with the comments only being on one episode but then again you could get fed up with the spam in your in box.

I am onl GTA V forums and some of the topics haven't stopped being discussed after 2 months so i got to keep deleting posts.
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Posted 3/3/14
I would really like to see a comment notification function as well. Comments are, in my opinion, more or less useless without this. Also, you should be able to load comments without having to load the video again.
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Posted 3/4/14

RogueIV wrote:

Also, you should be able to load comments without having to load the video again.

There is a way to do it, but it isn't as simple as it should be. It requires grabbing the URL for the video and then adding "/comments" to the end.

Perhaps on the Comments tab for each series links could be added to jump to the comments only for each episode.

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Posted 3/4/14

TheAncientOne wrote:
Also, you should be able to load comments without having to load the video again.

There is a way to do it, but it isn't as simple as it should be. It requires grabbing the URL for the video and then adding "/comments" to the end.

Perhaps on the Comments tab for each series links could be added to jump to the comments only for each episode.



That's good to know. Still a bit obtuse though.
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Posted 3/6/14
This was posted quite a while ago. Why is it getting attention now all of a sudden? lol
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Posted 3/6/14
Because someone finally responded and bumped it to the top.
The Comments section is pretty useless without tracking IMO. What's the point if you can't carry a conversation?
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