Posted by William Charles on January 13, 2019
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Published on January 13th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Small Changes To Comments – Improved Speed & Comment Voting

We’ve made a few small changes to the comment system here at Doctor of Credit, the main change is that the speed should be vastly improved. This should help with overall pageload times. The other change we’ve made is this you can now vote on comments, if you like a specific comment then click the up arrow otherwise click the down arrow. I ask that you use the down votes sparingly, the main point of voting at the moment is that you can also sort comments by ‘most voted’ now as well (newest and oldest are also still options). These changes are ahead of user profiles that we will hopefully add sometime in Q1 of 2019.



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cowsareverywhere
cowsareverywhere

Woohoo, upvotes and downvotes finally.

Dave
Dave

That’s great. Was just gonna comment my comments from the other day weren’t going through. I guess the system was down. Hope it all works out. GL

Vic
Vic

Haha this is like building a reddit structure inside a blog. Impressive! Keep up the good work. Best blog in existence.

Fish
Fish

Exactly what I was thinking. I always wanted to be able to +1 someone without commenting “+1” 🙂

Saturn
Saturn

Odd. maybe the M’s confused me.I saw the headline and read “comment vomiting”…

Slidellian
Slidellian

Lol You’re right! I can see how that could happen.

J. Sarayda Shapiro
J. Sarayda Shapiro

“Comment vomiting?” Is that when someone posts too many comments?

Also, that reminds of the notorious plane used for training astronauts for zero-g, “The Vomit Comet.”

MisterBill
MisterBill

Nice!

YRK
YRK

Will it be visible who up or down voted?

Slidellian
Slidellian

I just upvoted. Other than reading this comment, can you tell?

YRK
YRK

No.
That’s good to know though to prevent abuse of spamming(for lack of proper word) , at least admins should be able to see who up or downvoted.since it doesnt require email . Just my 2cents 🙂

Jeff H
Jeff H

voting = Pandora’s box. Reddit /r/churning can be down-voted for valid comments not liked by the few who think only a certain way of thinking is valid.

MoreSun
MoreSun

I think the upside here is people aren’t trying to earn earn points in order to post referrals. (And therefore aren’t trying prevent others from earning points which is what results in mass downvoting.)

Mike
Mike

I’m assuming there wasn’t a way to only allow upvotes (but not downvotes)?
Otherwise, the comments do load faster 🙂

Jordan
Jordan

Good stuff Doc

myi
myi

The votes should be separate for ups and downs, after 20 people voting on a deal or comment, and 10 say like and 10 say disaster,what you have now is 0 votes, while 2 separate functions will allow you to see what has an audience which likes and which and what the readers don’t like.

Or like you said to have a username in place where we have a profile pic and statues for comments or like statues and etc.

Jack - NJ
Jack - NJ

Similar to YouTube. Interesting.

Jonathan
Jonathan

Gamification works! If I wanted to make a helpful comment before now I want it more, knowing that I can win internet points from anonymous strangers. I suppose it’s human to want validation, but it’s also a bit foolish when you think about it. In any case if it helps improve the blog, then I’m all for it. Keep up the good work.

+1 if your reading this in 2019
Just kidding.

Jim
Jim

Apparently, “needing gratification” from helpful comments isn’t the only reason people make comments here

Julian
Julian

test

smnlng
smnlng

hello world

Darv
Darv

I agree with someone below. One of the reasons I am active here and not on Reddit is because of the toxic environment at Reddit Churning. A big part of that toxic culture is downvoting. I understand why you want voting, but I might not post here as much with it. The culture at Reddit Churning keeps a lot of people from participating and drivers others away. I hope the welcoming environment continues here. Understand that a lot of people are motivated to downvote good information in order to suppress it. That current is as strong in the churning hobby as the goodwill there is in people sharing.

Mike Advantage
Mike Advantage

Same here. That’s why we permanently quit reddit.

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