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Re^3: Help authors to help themselves; don't consider the small stuff (private reply link)

by tye (Cardinal)
on May 23, 2005 at 22:21 UTC ( #459737=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Help authors to help themselves; don't consider the small stuff
in thread Help authors to help themselves; don't consider the small stuff

Sorry, I meant to reply to this earlier. I'd make it just a link that goes to a form for you to compose your reply (with lots of room to type), with the author's name prepopulated and "re [id://...]" prepopulated. I wouldn't put it in a nodelet at all as that can lead people to replying to a parent node when they meant to reply to some deeper reply that they were reading on that page. It'd be even better if the node content is displayed underneath the reply form.

It'd be nice to have a good term for "private reply to node via /msg" as using "reply" even as part of the term will be confusing.

- tye        


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Re^4: Help authors to help themselves; don't consider the small stuff (private reply link)
by tilly (Archbishop) on May 23, 2005 at 22:55 UTC
    That would work. A name like /msg <author> would seem fairly unambiguous to me. I'd think that it makes sense to put it after the timestamp. (Both on the post you're looking at, and in the replies.)
      "/msg" as a link may work, but I'd put it under the "reply" and "d/l code" links next to each reply (and under the root node). Another suggestion for the name: "talk".

      C.

        Yes, I'd put it there. "/msg" seemed too idiomatic so I didn't want to use that, but since it should become clear upon clicking on it, I think that is a good choice.

        - tye        

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