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User Commenting System Upgrade posted by Captain Coder
User Commenting System Upgrade
The user commenting system on Figure Realm has been upgraded. The biggest change that will be noticed by users is the user comments are now integrated into the Custom Showcase, and no longer part of the forums. No more flipping back in forth from the Custom Showcase to the forums to post comments :) This also makes the Custom Showcase consistent with other areas of the website that already use the user commenting system, which should provide a more user-friendly experience. In addition, each area of the website now has a "Latest Comments" section so you can see what users are talking about pertaining to that area, plus lots of little improvements. As always, let us know if you run into any problems.

Ole Jade Jaw - Thursday, June 23, 2011
While I am dealing with the new system, I think the old one was pretty perfect. It was much more user friendly and seemed to promote more communal integrity. I really liked the fact that if someone commented on something older that I had never seen, I was then exposed to it. That is huge for newer people. Just sayin.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Thursday, June 23, 2011
just wanted to say thanks for listening, that is what I love about this site. Most sites would not even listen to their people and you guys strive to make us happy. This is my favorite site on the net now, so just know that and thanks for listening.
fastfreddie - Sunday, June 19, 2011
I liked the old system better. It was a good way to see if anyone had left any recent comments
Rosedale - Friday, June 17, 2011
Not a fan of the new layout for viewing and responding to customs. I think very few if any actually viewed customs directly from the Custom Showcase, then flipped back and forth to comment through the Custom Showcase forums, they just went to the forums. We still have to flip back and forth from Custom Showcase when viewing a custom to commenting on a custom. Plus we only get to see the most current commented on customs or the ones being advertised for "that E B A Y site" on the front page of the Custom Showcase. For individuals who don't come here multiple times a day, they could be missing out on some great custom work from other users, and there is no way to browse through older customs to see what has been posted.
Captain Coder - Monday, June 20, 2011
I think there is a little bit of confusion here. I agree with the overall point that the Custom Showcase needs some better navigation. That we are working on, and there will be more changes in the near future to improve this. However, in the meantime, it is possible to browse to or search for any custom in the Showcase, which you couldn't necessarily do in the forums. For the most part, the forums were only going to show you the most recent commented on customs (unless you dig deep). By nature, this purely advertises customs based on commenting and leads to the annoying "bumping" issue.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Is there any way to check replies, like the old system. I have been unable to check it like the forum system. Just curious while I am learning the new system. Love the new latest comments section, is there a way you could see replies in that section? And by the way love the realm you guys rock!!!!!!
Captain Coder - Monday, June 20, 2011
It should be possible for us to include replies in the "Latest Comments" section. We debated doing that in the beginning, but the only reason we didn't was some of the replies to comments may not make sense at all in that view. However, I'm not really sure that's too important. We might look into adding this in the next round of updates to see if it's an improvement. Anyone else have opinions on this?
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I understand if you did or did not put the replies in the lastest comments section, I understand both points. I think what I miss and what I would really like to have is a way to check to see if someone has commented and or replied easier, in case you don't go through all the comments or showcase. Is there a way you could have a section for us to see or comments like the old or forum system or maybe an indicator to let you know there are new comments on your figs and figs you have posted on when you log in. I think that is the best thing if possible. thanks for the help, you guys are so awesome.
Captain Coder - Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I understand. We are actively working on another round of updates, which should be done shortly. I think showing replies will be included in that. There are a few ideas bouncing around about how to better show just comments to "your" customs (and other work), but unfortunately there's not an easy solution. We'll come up with something though!
VariablePenguin - Friday, June 10, 2011
Not sure if I'm a fan of this yet. Seems harder to go through figures that aren't the newest ones.

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