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[PROPOSAL/VOTE] I want to modify Postmill to include a "Comments" link next to "Forums" and "Wiki" at the top of the page.

Submitted by kore in meta (edited )

We've been talking today about a way to make it easier to facilitate/find discussions, one solution that came up and seems popular would be to have a way for people to see recent comments. raddle.me/comments already exists, but it seems that the only way to access it is to manually enter the url.

I just did my first ever real dive into the Postmill code. It is a lot, I have never done php or whatever else Postmill is in and it has been a while since I have done any coding at all.

The only thing that I feel comfortable modifying (in terms of coding ability but also time) is the site navigation bar, to include "Comments" alongside "Forums" and "Wiki"

I'm sorry that this is such a hacky/not slick solution but I realllllly think it could be helpful and like I said it's the only thing that I feel like I know how to code properly. If someone else wants to commit to writing a more robust solution then be my guest, but at the exhortation of the Postmill maintainer and the administrators of this site I am offering to code something myself that is within my capability instead of asking someone else to do it.

This is all with the assumption that the Postmill maintainer will accept this idea, not sure it's really worth forking the whole project just for this ;P

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alex_ wrote

support as long as it says “recent comments,” i’d like it to be clear to new users what it is

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selver wrote (edited )

"Ongoing Discussion"? "Recent Comments"? Anyone have other ideas that aren't just "Comments"?

I think eventually we should try to do "subscribed | featured | all | etc" for the comments page too. I was trying to figure out how to do it but no luck yet.

It uses Symfony btw.

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kore wrote

I put "Recent comments" in the patch i uploaded to the issue tracker

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I support this; my only reservation is aesthetic, but I think it's ok.

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Freux wrote

I'll take that over nothing, support!

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bloodrose wrote

Support. I would like to see comments for just subscribed subs but this is great, too. Thanks for looking for a solution to the problem you raised. :) That's awesome. <3

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kore wrote

It's a start at least, hopefully this will encourage some more skilled programmers to jump on

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bloodrose wrote

Thank you for contributing. As one has zero programming skill, I really really appreciate those who create for raddle.

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kore wrote

i literally wrote 4 lines of code and perhaps 20 original characters, but thank you.