Flat vs Nested Comments – THE WAR CONTINUES

Been tinkering under my blog’s hood again and trying to decide whether I should just do away with the nested comments altogether and go flat, or keep using it for now, BUT limit it to just two levels deep. I think I’ll keep it for the time being with that limit, seems to make it easier for me to make a specific reply to a comment rather than core dump everything into one long series of comments at the end of the thread. Makes readability less of a chore too, but nesting comments beyond that seems to turn the threads into an unholy Slashdot-like mess that makes it nearly impossible to follow the discussion.

What do you all think: Flat or Nested?


4 Responses to Flat vs Nested Comments – THE WAR CONTINUES

  1. Anja August 6, 2013 at 1:50 PM #

    Hm… I like nested, even though it might get too chaotic after a certain point. I don’t know, I like it as it is.

    • Frank Swift August 6, 2013 at 1:57 PM #

      I previously had it 3 levels deep but since reduced it to 2 levels. In other words, every comment can get one nested reply, but no further than that. Beyond that it just starts to get too convoluted, especially since each nested comment gets smaller and smaller and further to the right that my eyes twitch and my neck starts to cramp. :-P

  2. Jennifer August 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM #

    An Apple a day keeps the unholy Slashdot-like mess away :-)

    • Frank Swift August 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM #

      If I got an Apple toy a day, I’d have to file for bankruptcy. Let’s say an Apple a year instead. ;-)

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