Announcement: New commenting system!

Hey everyone,

As you can tell from this post’s title, I’ve switched to a new commenting system for the blog, and I’m hopeful that this will make conversations on the blog a lot more fun to navigate!

Also, this feels timely, since a number of you let me know that the edit button for comments has stopped appearing for you. Not to worry, my friends! This new commenting system has a built-in editing feature, so you’ll be able to edit your comments for up to 15 minutes after posting them, just like the previous one.

The new commenting system is fairly easy to navigate instinctively, but I thought I’d highlight a couple of things, just to make it even easier for everyone.

How to edit your comment

Once you post your comment, you will be able to see a “settings” sort of wheel at the bottom right corner of your comment, when you mouse over it. If you don’t mouse over it, you won’t see it. When you see it upon mousing over it, just click on it, and the “Edit” option will appear.

The default setting for the editing duration is 15 minutes, just like our previous editing feature. 😊

How to add a spoiler tag

As you can see from the above screenshot, our new commenting system comes with a Rich Editor, meaning that you can format your comments much more easily now, woot! 🥳 (Update: I’ve now enabled the Rich Editor for mobile, do let me know if you guys have any issues with using it!)

I thought it would be helpful to explain how to add a spoiler tag, using the new Rich Editor. All you have to do, is type out your spoiler, then highlight it (like you would, if you were selecting some text for other editing options like underlining), then click on the “spoiler” button, which will then automatically add the spoiler formatting for you.

After you click “Post Comment,” your spoiler will be hidden like in the following screenshot, and all anyone needs to do to read it, is to click on it. Pretty neat, yes?

I thought that would be particularly useful for a drama discussion site like ours. 😊

You can now add pictures!

You’ll notice that in the bottom right corner of your Rich Editor, there’s a little picture icon there. All you have to do is to click on it, in order to share a picture with your comment. That’s something we couldn’t do previously, so I’m pretty stoked about that!

Other features

If you need the specific link of any comment, just mouse over the top right of the comment, and you’ll see the “link” icon. Clicking on that will copy the comment’s URL to your clipboard, so that you can easily paste it where you want it, eg, in a new comment.

You can also navigate comments in a couple of new ways. The comments still appear newest first (unless I pin a comment, which I can now do, YESSS!). However, as an option, clicking on the little yellow lightning bolt will take you to the comment with the most reactions (thumbs up &/or thumbs down), and clicking on the orange flame will take you to the hottest comment thread, ie, the comment with the most number of responses. Pretty nifty, yes? 😃

Edited to add:

You can subscribe to new comments on the post, or new replies to your comment, by clicking on the little Subscribe button above the comment box. Edited to add: You do not need to make a comment in order to subscribe to comments. You can just click on that little green button on the right, after selecting what comments you’d like to subscribe to.

Edited AGAIN to add:

1. Following other users

If you are WordPress user, you can now follow other commenters on the blog, ie, you will be alerted when the followed user posts on the blog.

If I wanted to follow Lehar, all I’d need to do is click on that little icon that appears under her profile picture. That will turn the icon orange, which means my follow is successful. To unfollow, just click on that icon again, which will turn it gray, indicating that your unfollow is successful.

2. User mentioning is enabled

What this means is that you can mention / tag other users in your comments using the @nickname method. Previously, this didn’t do anything except add clarity to our comments sections, but now, this will actually trigger an email notification to the mentioned user. Updated to add: You do need to be signed in via one of the sign-in options, in order for the tags to work.

I’m sorry for the multiple edits, guys. I’m learning about this commenting system as I go. 😅 If I find out anything else that’s cool, I’ll update the post again!

Edited AGAIN to add:

Managing your content and settings

You can manage your subscriptions to comments, as well as your follows, and easily find other comments that you’ve made, by clicking on that little person icon next to the number of comments. You will find this directly under the comment box, and before all the comments start.

..And that’s about it!

The rest of the Rich Editor should be fairly easy to navigate. Have fun exploring it, my friends! I hope you enjoy the new tools that are now available to us! ❤️

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments, and we’ll figure it out together!

Hi5! ❤️

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Kay
Kay(@kdramakisses)
6 months ago

Lots of nice new features with the new system 🙂 I hope it works out well for you and everyone!

BE
BE
6 months ago

Oh and one other thing for folks like me: one can edit/proof without the clock running out. With my eyesight these days, not to mention my tendency to think in compound, complex, phrase rich sentences no one else can follow, I am particularly grateful.

beez
6 months ago

EEK! KFG! I have a problem!
So I get an email notice of a current to which I want to respond, so I hit “respond” button that previously would plop me right under the person’s comment (for the moment anyway) and show me exactly who I’m responding to. But now, it appears that I’m just responding to nobody.

WAIT THOUGH. Let’s see where this lands first after I hit “send”

ETA: It shot my comment to the top. Oh well, no need to fix because, now that I think about it, that’s not unusual. I think it just threw me for a second because it used to show me clearly right advice the open comment field “Responding to [insert name]”.
Never mind. All’s right with the world. 👌

Last edited 6 months ago by beez
beez
6 months ago

Very cool. KFG – is there a reason that you and other bloggers don’t show a date on your posts? By “post”, i mean the full article?

I often wonder the date posts were made depending on various things. For this particular post, I was just wondering how I missed it.

EDIT: yay , I’m editing! It’s awesome!

Last edited 6 months ago by beez
beez
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

@KFG – I missed your response in my emails. (I’m still set on receiving ALL comments so there’s a LOT.) AOL updated the email app so now for some reason no matter if I choose the options to see a 1 line, 2 line or 3 line preview, it’s never the first line of anyone’s comment! So I’m missing the “@Beez”. Once you said that you’d responded, I did a search of my email for @Beez and see that I never opened it. (That’s so many that I have to pick and choose which to read or is never get anything else done, nor any drama watching in.) I’ll have search that way from now on until enough people complain to AOL about how stupid it is to preview lines from the middle of any email. (You know I’ve sent my feedback about it weeks ago 😉 )

BE
BE
6 months ago

Testing, texting,tasting.

the finale of Chuno
Tae Ha and Hye Won escape and survive.

My new avatar appears appropriately grumpy. It does seem that it will take a luddite or whatever old keyboard challenged folks like myself are called (lunkhead might be more appropriate) to figure out how to follow everyone and threads here. But I like that I can hit the like button and I do not have to join Word Press to express affection for a comment.

Last edited 6 months ago by BE
BE
BE
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

If after being finished with the spoiler one hits the enter key and starts on a new line, the original font size returns.

Trent
6 months ago
Reply to  BE

The spoiler tag is working on the website, which it great, but it appears that if you have email notification of comments, the spoiler function doesn’t translate to the body of the email. You’ll see the [sp*iler] tag on either side [/sp*iler], with the plain text visible in between.

Trent
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Yeah, it may be something not really fixable, per se.
I don’t mind clicking over to the main site to read comments, so it’s not a big deal for me personally, just something for people to be aware about, I guess.

Ele Nash
6 months ago

Ok, testing, testing.
Ooh, I like the bold, italic, underline options as I often need to emphasise, especially if mentioning Jang Hyuk.
Speaking of, let me see if I can add an emoji 😍 Yippee! I don’t think I can survive without emojis 😉
How about a picture then… Yay! And you’re welcome.
I think it’s better, Kfangurl. xx

Bangwon.jpg
Ele Nash
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

I can like comments too! And, yes, not just Bangwon, but Bangwon with a fan 😍

BE
BE
6 months ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

He has so many fans at this site.

Leslie
6 months ago
Reply to  BE

Ba dum…tiss.

Last edited 6 months ago by Leslie
Ele Nash
6 months ago
Reply to  BE

@BE Ah, now you’ve got me happily imagining being expertly swished around in Bangwon’s oh-so-cool hand 😅

Bangwon 2.jpg
beez
6 months ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

@Ele Nash – I’m going to start using a fan emoji and you’ll know that means that’s an actor has me “Jang Hyuk hot”! really keyboard? Really? No hand fan? Not even a room fan? Sigh. Okay I’ll settle for whatever this thing is ♨ I think it looks like I’ve melted into a puddle and I’m giving off steam. Oh wait. maybe that’s a stinky manhole giving off steam?

Last edited 6 months ago by beez
BE
BE
6 months ago
Reply to  beez

Feel free to take this image beez, edit it down.

IMG_2542.jpg
BE
BE
6 months ago
Reply to  beez

Or even better if you can capture this

IMG_2543.jpg
beez
6 months ago
Reply to  BE

@BE – I snurched it. Thanks, BE. Although my issue is with wanting emojis is because they’re right there on the keyboard so I can use them quickly. I know that I could get a better keyboard with more variety of emojis but I like the optional Korean keyboard that comes with the one I’m using it just needs more emojis.

Ele Nash
6 months ago
Reply to  beez

@beez There’s not a panther emoji either… Puddle it is – and to be fair, a melted puddle is often how I feel when he’s on my screen 😅

phl1rxd
phl1rxd(@phl1rxd)
6 months ago
Reply to  Ele Nash

That was great Ele! Made my day!

Ele Nash
6 months ago
Reply to  phl1rxd

😉

Timescout
6 months ago

Oh, cool. Let’s test it. Hmmm… this does not automatically link to my WP specs but I have to fill in name, email and website info…. bit of a bother as I’ve become kinda accustomed to the ease of it. 🙂 Annnd it seems I can’t reply directly from WP Reader anymore, at least not from my pc. There’s no comments “bubble” to click. Is that a glitch or is it supposed to work like this?

Last edited 6 months ago by Timescout
Timescout
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

No worries, I don’t mind visiting the blog to comment. I’ll have to test it again when I’m back from work today. I can still comment from the WP reader on my phone. Guess it’s different as that’s an app. 😊

Timescout
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Nah, I never bothered with the desktop app either. 😁 Another thing I forgotnto mention , is that I didn’t get WP notification for your replies to my initial comment on the blog but did for the one I wrote on my phone. Strange.

Timescout
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Yeah, that’s what I believe too, it’s the app.

Seems that the system does remember me and I don’t have to fill in those boxes below again. Great! Next I’ll try that connect with WP button, but that’ll be another test post. 😀

Trent
6 months ago

Ooh, this looks much more robust, features-wise! It also remembers my info (rather than requiring a click-and-autofill), so that’s a win right there…

ETA: the only potential downside is the default font size appears to be a lot smaller, which matters to those of us whose eyesight is getting a bit creaky. Definitely not a deal-breaker, though, it’s still readable.

Last edited 6 months ago by Trent
Trent
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Coolness! If it doesn’t happen, like I said, not a deal breaker…

Trent
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Yay!! (insert kermit_flail.gif)

Last edited 6 months ago by Trent
Trent
6 months ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Hahaha, no. I couldn’t figure out how to insert actual gifs on the fly (especially on a mobile), so I just wrote out the description and left it to the readers’ imagination.

Lehar
6 months ago

Wow ..it is super cool thank you