Updated Comment Section

Although I’ve made several changes to my blog’s appearance during the last five years, I’ve kept the comment section pretty much the same as it was initially. I recently had some modifications done to the comment section, and I would like your feedback.

I changed the color scheme of the comments (previously alternated blue and white), and instead of random default avatars for those without them, it shows a greyed out ElliotsBlog logo. If you do have an avatar, it will show up to identify you. One big change is that the comments are now “nested.” This means you can hit reply to a comment, and your comment will appear underneath the comment, chronologically. I think it looks better than before and it’s more functional.

If you see anything buggy, please let me know. If you can think of a way to improve the format or design of the comment section, let me know that, too. If you like how the comments display and it looks clean to you, your feedback would also be appreciated so I know if the changes were for the better.

I opted against Facebook comments because if I were to ever opt against FB or decide to make a major change, I would lose all of the comments that were posted. I would also lose the previous comments made on the WordPress comment section.

Although I wish everyone used their real identities since I use mine, I understand why some people have the need to remain anonymous (some people would become targets if others knew about their wealth and/or investments). I don’t censor comments and I welcome critical comments as well, since that’s a good way to learn. I don’t permit hateful or threatening comments, and am very glad I haven’t really had to deal with that.

Please provide your feedback when  you have a chance… it’s appreciated and will benefit all of us.

BTW, thanks to Tia Wood for her help with these changes… It was custom work based on a few things I’ve seen elsewhere. Her work is much appreciated – and for a reasonable cost, too.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn


  1. Thank you for the compliments, Elliot.

    “if I were to ever opt against FB or decide to make a major change, I would lose all of the comments that were posted”

    Not to mention that FB likes to change features frequently without weighing the consequences against whomever or whatever is using those features.

    I hardly ever implement FB into anything now because of it. They’ve made quite a few developers and business owners upset in the past.

  2. Looks good Elliot. I think ‘nesting’ will help the flow of comments. I do have a preference for the previous alternating blue and white colour scheme. I think it helped to set each comment apart from the other.

  3. I have mixed feelings with threaded comments. There is something personal I like about using @name in reply, and I like scroll to the bottom to see the latest comments. The post title itself is the main thread, so I don’t see why comments need to be threaded too. But that is just me. I like to keep things simple.

      • Well, let see what a double nested comment looks like. You are a designer expert. So if you like it, it is cool with me too. I am going to miss the @name thing though. It took me 6 months to get what that was for. 🙂 I thought the “@” was a symbol intended for twitter to pick up. I know, such a dumb fart.

  4. @Elliot
    Great job with the comment section 😉 why not try to rate the comments and the rated comments will lead the ranks 😉
    Just my 2 cent advice…

  5. Like the new design—especially the arrow and slight indentation of the reply box…..keeps thought’s and comments organized, unlike a @so in so and you have to be scrolling everywhere to find that person’s comment. The whole process flows smoothly and your site has a quick response tine when you hit the reply button for posts to appear.

    One small thing though which I noticed immediately—-your logo Elliot’sBlog–in the square box to the left of the comment, it’s too light and is barely readable…it needs to be a tad darker, a little more contrast so we can see what it says.

  6. Congrats, Elliot, the comment section looks clean. I like the addition of your logo as the default avatar.

    Tia is quickly becoming my favorite go-to designer/developer in the domain industry. She’s trustworthy, tech savvy, meets deadlines and does great work at reasonable rates.

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