Tue 7 Apr 2020 8:05AM

Comment nesting needs to be an opt-in feature

DS Danyl Strype Public Seen by 193

FYI I still see infinite regression of nested comments causing all the problems I identified here: https://www.loomio.org/d/yFf7QjMX/thread-management-comment-nesting-direct-replies-forking-conversations

It's an anti-feature for most Loomio groups where I participate, see the recent thread management discussion in the OAE group: https://www.loomio.org/d/28SNCvkj/formatting-and-usage-of-threads-in-the-oae-group

IMHO it would be best turned off by default, with an option in 'Group Settings' to turn it on for groups who choose to use it. Speaking of which, is there a way for group coordinators to turn off nested comments across a whole group? I can't seem to find it in 'Group Settings'.


Rob Guthrie Tue 7 Apr 2020 6:08PM

I'll be adding the group default setting as you suggest, when I can. It may be default depending on how it impacts display of votes in proposals.


Simon Wed 8 Apr 2020 9:07PM

I also believe that comment nesting should be an opt-in feature and/or that groups coordinators should be able to turn needed comments off across the whole group


Simon Wed 8 Apr 2020 9:09PM

Good to know that this is on your list of jobs, @Rob Guthrie


Rob Guthrie Fri 10 Apr 2020 3:55AM

Righto, this is done and live now.


Simon Sat 11 Apr 2020 2:10AM

Nicely done. Thanks @Rob Guthrie