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.