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Old 10-21-2014, 02:57 AM
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What's with the comments at the bottom of reviews? That's a new feature
that is only weeks old, right?

Isn't that redudant with the Forum's thread comments?

Is the newer going to phase out the older?

The comments at the bottom of the reviews so far have been sparse, but
if that takes off, I would hate to see the review page load up even longer.

And I kind of like it that the review page is just reviewer's comments.
The reviewer "deserves" his special place. And the comments go to a
different page, like the forum's.

Apparently this redesign has some thinking behind it, right? What is the
thinking here?
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I myself am not a fan of the new option. It looks very social-networking to me. The Forums have an easy, all in one way to look for new content. IMO the new "feature" should be removed.
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Yeah Krawk, I too prefer the old Forum way. Plus the search functions work
well to find particular posts in the Forum threads. Will search work well in the
Bottom-of-Review Comments, too?

HDD, what's the thinking behind the changes?
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I find the additional thread format just as challenging as the Blog posts. No real easy way to see new posts within the topics you're interested in. The homepage for the blog indicates recent activity but that's not even close to what I am trying to see.
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I appreciate Krawk sounding in, but no others?

Perhaps this Forum isn't the place to ask my question?

Is this Disqus comments-at-the-bottom-of-reviews-thing not really part of HDD?
Is it occurring within an ad space?
So this Disqus 3rd party gets the commentator's personal info?

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Come on HDD...

Sharing (your thoughts) is caring.
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Old 11-04-2014, 05:17 PM
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I find the additional thread format just as challenging as the Blog posts. No real easy way to see new posts within the topics you're interested in. The homepage for the blog indicates recent activity but that's not even close to what I am trying to see.
If you go to the blog, there's a list of Categories at the top (3D, At the Movies, Blog News, etc.) that have drop-down menus which will allow you to sort by topic.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:16 PM
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What can I say? Facebook is taking over the world. I can see why HDD is doing it, so that people who see the review show up in searches don't have to sign up and be a member just to comment on it. And the non-members will like reading the comments already made that are right below the review. It's starting to become the norm so may as well get used to it.

Personally though I don't like Facebook. I just have a bogus account that I set up solely for the purpose of being able to read comments that otherwise would be hidden. But I never use it. I value my privacy and I'm much more comfortable in the more traditional forum setting.
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If you go to the blog, there's a list of Categories at the top (3D, At the Movies, Blog News, etc.) that have drop-down menus which will allow you to sort by topic.
Still not chronological like say, visiting a forum and all threads with new posts are highlighted. And the multi-threaded reply-tree structure, not feeling it.
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Still not chronological like say, visiting a forum and all threads with new posts are highlighted. And the multi-threaded reply-tree structure, not feeling it.
Well, it's not a forum there. It's a blog. Articles are sorted chronologically within each Category.
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