|Think about Loose Coupling|
"Offer your reply" link on node pageby Stevie-O (Friar)
|on May 24, 2004 at 15:38 UTC||Need Help??|
I became a monk for the same reason I joined freenode #perl - I want to offer my assistance to others who need help, and receive advice/help when I am need of it. For that reason, I usually read a node and most or all of its replies before replying, so that I don't post a reply that repeats something somebody else said (since that's pointless, as it doesn't really contribute anything).
Another problematic situation is a <readmore> node, where you *have* to be viewing the node itself to see the entire contents.
I therefore propose that 'reply' and 'd/l code' links should be placed at the top of nodes, next to the 'print', 'w/replies', and 'xml' links.
Update: sporty informed me that the blue bar at the bottom -- the one that looks like a heading -- is actually a pair of links.
As such, I change my proposition:
Update 2: Some people (who have been using these links for a while now) probably don't realize that, the "unvisited" CSS rules have those two links NOT underlined. Once you click them, they underline themselves and become more visible as links.
Update 3: (Lots of CB discussion on this!) theorbtwo has discovered the secret. When a site changes the color of a link, Opera doesn't change the color of the underline that goes with it. Therefore, the link's underline is a dark blue line on a dark blue background, rendering it invisible. Visiting the link changes the underline color to change to a light blue that stands out from the dark blue background.