[uf-new] Re: Comment Questions

Jason Karns jason.karns at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 07:13:56 PST 2008

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 6:33 PM, David Janes <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> As per the example, as Scott mentioned, it would be better if this was
> illuminated by real-world examples. All the sites that, off-the-cuff,
> remember ever showing "comment-x is a reply to comment-y" show this
> with nested structure.

All Gawker media blogs have support both a threaded comments view and
a chronological comments view.  When in chronological order, the @user
reply text is linked to the comment being replied-to.  When in
threaded view the @user text is still linked to the 'replied-to'
comment, but the replies are nested under the comment to which they

In this manner, both in threaded and chronological views, the replies
contain links (usernames) to the original comment.

This is true for all of Gawker media blogs which include (but is not
limited to) Gawker, Defamer, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Kotaku,
Deadspin, Valleywag, Lifehacker, Consumerist, and io9.

Stats for traffic and number of comments [1]:
274 million pageviews, 22 million global unique visitors (13 million US)
1.58 million comments across the network in the third quarter of 2008
- (17,639 comments posted each day)

1 - http://advertising.gawker.com/5057679/traffic-and-commenting-at-highest-levels-ever

~ Jason Karns

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