New Comment FeaturesGreg Johnson
We’ve been listening to our authors and commenters.
If you look to the right on your computer screen, you will see changes to the sidebar menu at Counter-Currents. Where once there were lists of Recent Posts and Recent Comments, there are now links that allow you to choose what you see on the sidebar. We have also returned the lists of Books listed by author and Webzine Authors to the sidebar. Soon we will bring back the Archives and Departments lists as well.
A new option (the third in the list) allows Counter-Currents authors who are logged in to the site to see recent comments on their specific articles. I hope this feature will encourage more dialogue between authors and readers.
Finally, we are making more of our older articles available for comments. If it doesn’t increase spam comments too dramatically, we will make all of them open.
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Those of us primarily using mobile only need to flip the screen sideways to landscape mode to access these features.
Glad to see some of “the vault” open for comments again!
Yes, I agree, I frequently read old posts, and often want to put it my “two cents”. Plus, putting in old comments helps remind me in the future which posts I’ve already read (though I often end up rereading them anyway!).
Mr Johnson, I have just sent you an email with a picture attached.
It’s not a spam.
I don’t agree with a lot of what I’ve heard from you on podcasts & other interviews, but I support all you do here and am thinking of sending ya a present for Xmas! I just hope CC can sustain! You seem now to have to raise $200,00! Is 2022 going to be $250,000? 2025 $500,000? These next 3-5 years are going to be a terrifying ride!
Thanks for your support. There are multiple ways you can help out.
I am not sure what we will aim at next year, but if our readership continues to rise, it only makes sense to ask for more, since it allows me to pay more people to do more things.
If you are going to have the sidebar at all I think you should leave as it was.
The collapsed menus could give the incorrect impression of a lack of content, or look like a feature that hasn’t loaded properly.
When people are online, even smart people who read might read a site like this, they are super dumb and super lazy visually and don’t understand things that appear as a barrier to content, or deviate from some blob of expectations they have built up from other sites.
Maybe something could be done with simple anchor points so you have those headings at the top of the sidebar, but you also have the content below too already displayed and so clicking one of the headings jumps you down the page to the relevant content, so there isn’t a blank space. Or was that what you had before ?
I agree with this post. The older way is better. Again, many people are hopefully being referred to our site, and should be able to see the first paragraph of any story, with the ‘more’ key at the bottom. Again, many people — old like me — would have trouble with ‘Recent Posts’, etc., though I know it has worked for me. I did have trouble connecting with weekend ‘talks’ — I can’t remember the proper tech name for these talks on Saturday and Sunday, and couldn’t find the link to DLive, which I use. I finally figured it out but new people would have no idea that those talks even exist. Just a ‘head’s up’. Thanks for all you do for us!
Off topic: where can I see footage of the Charlottesville trial?
It would be nice to have an “edit” option for the comments, which a poster may use, say, within 5 minutes of posting. This would help to limit typos, infelicities, and other mistakes.
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