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New commenting system for files

Filed under: Software Updates — by at 9:33 am on Thursday, September 2, 2010

The system we have been using for file comment was hand-built years ago, and really it was rather crude.  To simplify things, we’ve just implemented the Comment system using the Facebook JavaScript SDK.  This system looks nicer, and should be much easier to use.  When viewing any file on the site, just scroll down and you’ll see the comment box.

Here are a few examples of it on the site.

Some test comments, so you can see how they look:

When you post, you have the option to have the comment appear on your profile.  While we certainly encourage this, you can turn it off if you’ll be leaving a lot of comments on files so that you don’t clutter up your Facebook stream:

If comments had been left for a file using the previous system, we’ve included a link to those so you can still view them:

Lastly, we know that some of you don’t use Facebook and have no desire to, and that’s perfectly fine.  If you’re not logged in to Facebook, you can still leave a comment without any problems.

So there you have it.  If you have any thoughts, questions or problems, please let us know.

Thanks!

Mickey