Good news, NetsDaily posters, spammers and trolls! Coming soon, thanks to the brilliant team over SB Nation and Vox Media, we will soon be able to have editable comments. Hooray!
Once this update is released later this week, when you post a comment you will then have 90 seconds to edit that comment. You'll see a countdown timer and a progress bar that scrolls from right to left indicating how much time you have left on the edit. Editing the comment does not reset the timer, but you can edit multiple times in the 90 second window.
So, next time you say something that you regret and that borders on being hateful or "stupid" you now have 90 seconds to edit the comment.
Great news. You can catch yourself before we catch you.
In addition to adding comment editing, this release would also enable a new system for collapsing comments. Collapsing a top level comment collapses all of its replies (something that is currently happening now), but the collapsed replies will no longer be shown as titles only. They will now be completely hidden beneath the parent comment (which will show as collapsed comments do today). This allows users to hide sub-threads they're not interested in and skip further down the page without scrolling. Additionally, comments will no longer need titles to be collapsed. Any comment can be collapsed. This cuts down on folks having trouble collapsing large images or GIFs because the poster forgot a title. Users will also have the option to set how they want comments to load by default.
So, if there's a comment thread you're not interested in, collapse it!
Pretty good stuff on its way, just in time for the playoffs.
- Editable Comments are coming to SB Nation - Blog Huddle