[Question] 2 small problems with the site...

They’re more like in­con­ve­niences, but still.

1. I’ve set my ac­count set­ting to dis­play “mag­i­cal al­gorithm” com­ments, but when I read posts I still see them in the or­der of “old­est”. I guess that’s be­cause of a dis­crep­ancy be­tween those drop-down op­tions: in 1 it’s “top scored”, in an­other it’s “mag­i­cal”.


2. The trun­ca­tion of com­ments works, but some­times I find it ac­tu­ally mak­ing them longer.

Ex­am­ple: the site dis­plays some­one’s com­ment: blah blah blah there­fore your ar­gu­ment is i… (Read more) (Click to ex­pand thread. Ctrl F to ex­pand all).

I click Read more. Now it is: blah blah blah there­fore your ar­gu­ment is in­valid.

So I guess your al­gorithm of how to dis­play com­ments looks some­thing like this (par­don my be­low ex­pres­sion, I’m not a pro­gram­mer at all):

If [com­ment_length] >150
then dis­play [1st 150 char­ac­ters of com­ment] and [...(Read more) (Click to ex­pand thread. Ctrl F to ex­pand all)]

This leads to the prob­lem as de­scribed above. When a com­ment is 157 char long, for ex­am­ple, this trun­cate method ac­tu­ally in­creases the length dis­played AND leaves read­ers like me with a weird feel­ing af­ter click­ing.

Here I pro­pose a solu­tion within my abil­ity of think­ing:

If [com­ment_length] >150
then dis­play [1st 75 char­ac­ters of com­ment] and [...(Read more) (Click to ex­pand thread. Ctrl F to ex­pand all)]

So… have those 2 minor things above been men­tioned be­fore? If not, I’d like to re­port. If yes, then are you go­ing to look into them and when can they be changed? :)

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