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    1. I just came across this field of 13 admin-removed comments and frankly it left me feeling rather unsettled. That's a lot of content to just nuke all at once. Contextually, the thread up to that...

      I just came across this field of 13 admin-removed comments and frankly it left me feeling rather unsettled. That's a lot of content to just nuke all at once. Contextually, the thread up to that point was genial and non-controversial, so it seems especially odd that there's just this black hole there. What struck me mostly was how opaque the moderation was. There is no indication of what kind of content was removed, why it was removed, or specifically who did the removal or when it happened.

      Then I scrolled down and at the very bottom I found what I guess is meant to address these concerns, a comment from Deimos:

      Sigh, I saw this thread was active and thought it was going to have an actual on-topic discussion in it. Let's (mostly) start this over.

      It's not always clear online so I want to say that I'm not rage-posting or bellyaching about censorship or any of the usual drama that tends to crop up on sites like Tildes from time to time. I trust Deimos' moderation and give this the benefit of the doubt. What I'm actually doing, I guess, is making a feature request about better annotation for removed comments.

      Would it make sense to show a note (like Deimos' comment) in-thread at the position of the deleted content? Instead of down at the bottom of the page or unattached to anything relevant? In my opinion some kind of "reason" message should always be provided with any moderation activity as a matter of course. Even if it's just boilerplate text chosen from a dropdown menu.

      Also, would a single bulk-annotation for all of the related removals make for better UX than 13 separate ones? I think that would be both easier to read, and easier for Deimos to generate on the backend.

      I feel like we may have had this conversation previously, but I couldn't find it. Apologies if I'm beating a dead horse.

      14 votes
    2. I'm left handed and having to reach the right side of the screen is pretty annoying when browsing one handed on mobile. I know this seems like a silly issue(and it very much is) but I'd be very...

      I'm left handed and having to reach the right side of the screen is pretty annoying when browsing one handed on mobile. I know this seems like a silly issue(and it very much is) but I'd be very grateful if someone could help

      18 votes
    3. Edit: What I'm asking below is actually already an option, I guess I'm just bad at reading :-/ As of right now, when you choose a theme, a theme cookie is created which takes a simple string value...

      Edit: What I'm asking below is actually already an option, I guess I'm just bad at reading :-/

      As of right now, when you choose a theme, a theme cookie is created which takes a simple string value (white, light, dark or black).

      It's straightforward and it works well, but for someone like me who set his browser to delete cookies at the end of his session, it's a little inconvenient to have to go into my settings to set a theme everytime I log on Tildes.

      It's a low-priority request, obviously, but maybe you could consider it? I do understand that it makes sense to have it as a cookie since a user may prefer different themes on different devices.

      In the meantime I think I'll just write a script to set my theme to black automatically.

      8 votes
    4. I've found that the red (X new) indicator next to a thread's comment count on the main page keeps me coming back to the discussion to see the latest messages. This is a good thing, but the UX for...

      I've found that the red (X new) indicator next to a thread's comment count on the main page keeps me coming back to the discussion to see the latest messages. This is a good thing, but the UX for actually navigating through those messages leaves something to be desired.

      There are two relevant existing features I'd like to discuss:

      • All new comments since I last viewed the thread are highlighted with a conspicuous red stripe.
      • The sidebar on any given discussion page has a link to jump to the most recent comment.

      I use the most recent comment link in threads that I know only have one new comment. The link takes me right to it. But in threads with more than one new comment, it's a lot less foolproof. My only method for seeing them all is to scroll down the page and stop when I see a flash of that red stripe. This is tedious in busy discussions which both update frequently with new comments to read, and take a long time to scroll through every time I check them. It's also easy to miss something this way, and since comments are considered "read" after you load the page, there's no second chance to see whatever I missed.

      I'd like to propose a method for iterating through all unread comments on a page, either in chronological order (oldest first) or in order of appearance on the page. Or if @Deimos wants to get really fancy, some kind of hybrid sort that keeps nested comment chains grouped together for contextual continuity when navigating.

      This would require two controls: "Jump to next unread comment" and "Jump to previous unread comment." These could be "sticky" clickable icons on the page, or just some sort of keystroke (like , and . for previous and next, respectively) without a UI at all.

      An important secondary feature of this would be a count indicating both how many unread comments are on the page and how many within that set you have jumped to with this mechanism so far:

      Viewing 2 of 7 unread comments

      This could remain visible or only appear briefly when jumping to the next/previous unread, then fade away. It could also be shortened to something more minimal:

      2/7

      That on-screen feedback would help prevent getting lost in busy threads with high unread counts, particular if the sequence is not determined by order of comment appearance on the page.

      Edit: Whoops, fixed my formatting error I didn't notice after posting.

      12 votes
    5. I've found that I prefer to see comments sorted by order posted, rather than having the most upvoted as the first item. I'd rather read through the thread before deciding the relative merits of...

      I've found that I prefer to see comments sorted by order posted, rather than having the most upvoted as the first item. I'd rather read through the thread before deciding the relative merits of any post, and find that "most upvoted" often isn't necessarily the most insightful, especially on long discussions.

      It's not a huge effort to change the view, but I don't want to encourage my own lazy habit of looking at the first post and saying "good enough".

      May I request that a setting for default sort method be added?

      10 votes
    6. I know this doesn't happen often, but I've seen it happen a few times and I think it would be useful to have a notifications page for edited comments. When someone replies to me I get a...

      I know this doesn't happen often, but I've seen it happen a few times and I think it would be useful to have a notifications page for edited comments. When someone replies to me I get a notification, I can reply to it and/or mark it as read, and forget about it. Sometimes the person that replied to me edits the comment to add extra information, but since I've already marked it as read I may never see the added info. I'd like to receive a notification whenever one or more editions are made to a reply I received that I've already marked as read.

      19 votes
    7. I'm sure comment UI is at the bottom of the priority list right now, but I love nitpicking things. I think there should be a separating line at the bottom of any comment chain. What it looks like...

      I'm sure comment UI is at the bottom of the priority list right now, but I love nitpicking things.

      I think there should be a separating line at the bottom of any comment chain.

      What it looks like now and what it could look like.

      Currently, anytime I see the bottom of a comment it is a bit jarring to not see clear evidence that the comment chain is over. It almost makes me think the CSS is broken whenever I see it.

      Also, it would be nice to have alternating light and dark gray header bars for parent and child comments.

      4 votes
    8. First off, regarding user stylesheets. Currently I've got about 120 lines of custom css for tildes, applied using Stylish. While I can continue using Stylish just fine for this, allowing users to...

      First off, regarding user stylesheets. Currently I've got about 120 lines of custom css for tildes, applied using Stylish. While I can continue using Stylish just fine for this, allowing users to upload their own stylesheets/themes and then selecting them from within tildes' settings would be a nice QOL improvement if for a small number of users.

      Secondly, what are the plans for css/themes per group? I'd imagine there are three options going forward:

      1. Have one set theme that applies globally (e.g. tilde now)
      2. Allow groups to implement their own css (e.g. subreddit styles on reddit)
      3. Allow users to set themes on a per-group basis (e.g. how 4/8chan handle board themes)

      These aren't necessarily exclusive, you could go for a mixture of all 3 options even. But it might be better to stick with just #1 because of the added complexity of keeping track of themes on multiple groups going forward. There's also the consequences of allowing #2 if groups have no limits on what they can implement in their own stylesheets, see ooer on reddit. Though that could be solved by locking their theme options down to just the themes that currently exist in settings.

      Apologies if something similar has been brought up in the past, I've noticed there's no search functionality (yet?) so I couldn't go looking for any pre existing topic.

      Edit: fixed link.

      9 votes
    9. Now I know editing titles is a slippery slope, but hear me out. One of the most annoying things from Reddit is that you make a typo in the title and it's there forever. It would be nice if on...

      Now I know editing titles is a slippery slope, but hear me out.

      One of the most annoying things from Reddit is that you make a typo in the title and it's there forever. It would be nice if on Tildes you could edit a certain amount of a title - say 1-2 characters. Then you could fix most typos without opening the doors to people trolling by completely changing titles.

      I'm not sure if this is possible, but it would be a nice thing to consider down the road.

      14 votes
    10. I'm realizing just how much I miss this feature from other websites now. Also would love an [L+C] or similar button like RES. I feel as though I should have more discussion here given the spirit...

      I'm realizing just how much I miss this feature from other websites now. Also would love an [L+C] or similar button like RES.

      I feel as though I should have more discussion here given the spirit of ~, but no need to waste anyone's time. It's a pretty straightforward request.

      4 votes