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Create comment order setting preference

Random Logic 6 months ago in Website updated by SA Admin Daniel Hochman 4 months ago 18 5 duplicates

We can now switch order of reviewing comments.  The default is to see the most recent comments first.  I can see where some readers would like that but after using it this way for a while, I would actually prefer to see oldest comments first.  There may be others like me,  If we could set our preference in settings, everyone could get what they wanted.

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We are now remembering the last setting you made as a default.  So if you set oldest first, it will remain that way on the browser you are using.

GOOD, I'M SATISFIED

Thanks!

Satisfaction mark by Random Logic 4 months ago

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I don’t know when this changed, but having the newest comments first is confusing.  It’s easier to follow the thread with oldest first.  That way when people respond we see those new responses in with the earlier comments.  Otherwise we would miss all that with newest first.  Anyone know how to switch it back?

You have to toggle it back to oldest first just above comment section each time you go to a new article.  

Add me on to the list of folk who thinks it's a lot less confusing to have the oldest comments first. 

Random Logic's suggestion is an excellent one. 

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Perhaps I'm just an old stick in the mud, but the new set up is kinda annoying. It would be nice if the user could set their own default. 

Thanks. 

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Please get rid of this hideous new feature. I always follow in chronological order(oldest at top). Now we have to reset each and every time. Who on earth thought that this was a good idea?

Having newest comments first is a problem.  Why?  Because if you’re reading a thread from the top down, newest to oldest, then you’re reading replys to comments before the original comments..  my 2c

Thanks for the feedback but this is not accurate. Replies to specific comments always stay below the 'parent' comment.

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Yes incredible really

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I agree with johndkopa

I prefer to see the older "parents" first because that often influences the downstream comments, even if they're not the direct "children."  Not always but often.  Just saying.

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There's a reason why all books in English start at the beginning and then go to the end - billions of books. No problem if someone wants to go to the end first to find out who the murderer is, but please, make the default sort order "oldest" so we can follow the plot.

They're not listening to us on this issue.

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I wholeheartedly agree.  I cannot make sense of the discussion with it sorted in reverse order of time.  It is like watching a movie in reverse, or reading a book from back to front.  Therefore I am forced to override manually the default on every single article I read, every single time I revisit it.  Please, either change the default back, or at least give us an option to set our personal preference globally once and for all.

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I too am annoyed to be forced to override manually the idiotic reverse ordering every single time I read the discussion in the comments.  I am annoyed every single time, multiple times per day.

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We are now remembering the last setting you made as a default.  So if you set oldest first, it will remain that way on the browser you are using.

If mine is set for oldest first, how do I reset it to newest first?

Simply change the drop-down at the top of the comment stream