• ETC
  • Aug 11, 2014


The Autoblog readership and commentariat is a dedicated, vocal and passionate group. Every day (almost every hour of every day) we hear from you in the form of tips, emails and, of course, in direct comments to the stories that we publish. While we don't have the ability to respond to each and every one of you individually, rest assured that your messages don't just go out into the void.

A happy case in point is the very Comments section that you use to make yourselves heard from post to post. For quite some time now we've received a lot of requests for improved and expanded functionality, and are now happy to report that our all-new commenting system is live.

So, what can you do with the new Comments?

For starters, we'd like to draw your attention to the Edit button at the top right. Finally you've got the ability to quickly fix a typo, clarify a point or completely change your mind. The new What You See Is What You Get-style editor allows you to enliven your post with italics, bold characters, underlining and, best of all, real live links. You can also sort comments on any post by Best, New and Old. Of course, you can still up vote comments you love, or down vote those you can't stand.

Thanks again for keeping the comments flowing, Autoblog readers – we look forward to a better dialogue than ever before in the time to come.


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      Hernan
      • 4 Months Ago

      I very much think that comments should be sorted by "New" as the default, especially since so few comments fit on one screen. "Best" is good to have as an option, especially a day or two later when people are mostly done commenting, but shouldn't be the default while a story is active.

        montoym
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Hernan

        On the contrary, I much prefer "Old" as my default.  I prefer to se the comments in the order they were entered, makes it much easier/cleaner to read.

        I like that I at least have that option now, for a little while there, all you could select was "New" or "Best".

      rsholland
      • 4 Months Ago *Edited*

      About time!

      Now how fixing the log-in "remember me" feature. Signing in, sometimes several times a day, really sucks...


      And how about an iPad-specific app too!

        mikeybyte1
        • 4 Months Ago
        @rsholland

        Agreed. The iPhone version is super lame on the iPad.

        BipDBo
        • 4 Months Ago
        @rsholland

        Disabled cookies?  Do you have maleware protection software that might be deleting cookies?  Using "Incognito mode?

        Judyz
        • 4 Months Ago
        @rsholland

        I have to agree.  The iphone app is awful.  Especially on the ipad.  My biggest beef is The By The Numbers Charts still don't work.  You can't scroll them.

      AcidTonic
      • 4 Months Ago

      Edit button was the best one.... Thanks guys

      Edit: Even more thanks.

      DriftFreak
      • 4 Months Ago

      Is this the "new" comment section people were crying about like a couple of weeks ago. Looks the same to me except with a edit button I suppose.

      Lachmund
      • 4 Months Ago

      It still is kinda clumsy, now takes up more space (I bet it's because of tablet functionality) and the login is still a pain i.t.a. but the editing functionality is nice.

      linuxaddict7
      • 4 Months Ago *Edited*

      Toyota sucks - edit test 

      Edit Result - Toyota still sucks

      andrewhartley11
      • 4 Months Ago

      Cool, this is a nice improvement :)

      IBx27
      • 4 Months Ago

      Would it kill you to use higher contrast black text instead of gray-on-gray, and default the comments to 'new' instead of 'best?'

      Jarda
      • 4 Months Ago

      I agree that going with 3rd-party commenting system would make more sense. On the other hand I'm glad you didn't choose Facebook.

      :)

        Mike M
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Jarda

        I hate Disquss disgust or what ever it is.

      Phil B
      • 4 Months Ago

      Welcome to 2005, Autoblog!

      therealmetrocard
      • 4 Months Ago

      This is the equivalent of sharpening the crayons in the special-Ed class.

        SloopJohnB
        • 4 Months Ago
        @therealmetrocard

        Oh, that's harsh.

        masteR_Potter
        • 4 Months Ago
        @therealmetrocard


        How can anyone expect me to stay inside the lines to graduate using this blunt crayola... oh wait, thanks. This is much better.

      Lol
      • 4 Months Ago

      What? Do I see an edit button?


      Now I can go back and correct me spellling and gramma mistakes!!!!

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