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Steve Mills

Do we? Would we?

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 10:28 AM
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  • It seems I miss out on the fun (even responses to comments I post myself), because there are no notifications of new comments built into the website. I'd love to see the system revamped to provide notifications. I believe it would foster even more involvement.

    -- Posted by LeahTN79 on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 11:20 AM
  • For the most part, I don't think others would speak the way they do online, in person. It's the whole anonymous persona that gives them power to say what they want just like other social media platforms. People do need to have a way to vent when they are stressed out or feels strongly about a topic. I'd rather see someone typing up the words than watching them have a shouting match like 5 year olds in public.

    -- Posted by NikkiD on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 12:00 PM
  • Leah......There are no notifications as such but if you look at the heading of the particular subject you will see the # of responses without opening up the blog. So, if you made comment #7 you will be able to see how many have responded after you.

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 12:12 PM
  • I'll be sure to pass the request along Leah. Afraid I have little to no control over most of it.

    Until then Palindrome has a pretty workable solution but you have to come back to the blog.

    On mine, the last topic to be commented on moves to the top of a list of about 4-5 of my posts over on the right side under my blog name, I don't know if that works that way for everyone and I forgot to look to see if it shows up on mobile, but I am about to. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 12:57 PM
  • I had already written this week's technology column before I came here just now, but you may find that I deal with sort of the same topic.

    I'll pass along the notifications idea to our webmasters, who are in charge of how the software works.

    -- Posted by jcarney on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 1:22 PM
  • Palindrome, you assume I remember the articles I've commented on and how many commented before me. ;) And you assume my crazy run around in circles oh-look-a-squirrel brain will remember to come back around every now and again to look at updates. I need reminders. haha

    Steve, that appears to be just you. The only way I've found to find the posts I've commented on previously is to either look through them one by one, or search my name in the search box. There has to be a better way.

    Thanks, John!

    -- Posted by LeahTN79 on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 1:44 PM
  • leah, It does not tell my which ones I have commented on, just those posts that have had recent comments.

    These are the most active at this moment.

    Hot topics

    How do they do it, is it legal and if so WHY?

    (16 ~ 1:47 PM, Oct 20)

    Do we? Would we?

    (6 ~ 1:44 PM, Oct 20)

    And now, for the Democratic debate.....

    (37 ~ 12:57 PM, Oct 20)

    Hey retailers, check out the opinion survey in the Times Gazette!

    (0 ~ 10:05 AM, Oct 20)

    Domestic violence. Does our community have more than normal?

    (27 ~ 7:43 AM, Oct 19)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 3:20 PM
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    LeahTN79;

    If you find a blog you like or one you make a comment on just (Bookmark) the page. You can then return anytime as long as the blog is Online.

    Why would anyone post one comment on any of the blogs then never come back for days? If you want a reply to your comments you need to return at least once a day.

    Also, if I think the people I am talking to are brain dead, I will tell them to their face.

    I don't have anyone person in mind as a rule, because there are so many brain dead people in this world today. If someone is Brain dead they should know it or be reminded. Common sense will get anyone through problems, but some people just don't have the sense to think about what is happening and make an intelligent comment.

    If the blog is a long one, you can go to the menu at the top of your browser window and click on (Edit) then click on(Find). Type your name (LeahTN79)in the box or a word that describes what you are interested in. This can be done on each page you go to.

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 4:45 PM
  • I had not thought about that for some reason sui. I use it in many other pages but I went "brain dead" for using it hear. :-0

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 4:50 PM
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    Correction:

    The part about Brain Dead was NOT intended for LeahTN79.

    I inserted it as a separate answer

    then thought of a neat trick for finding any place in a blog or on any page.

    -- Posted by sui on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 4:51 PM
  • Control F will also do it on PCs other than Mac. I think there is a similar keystroke for them. ?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 4:51 PM
  • No offense, Steve, but I've always thought of these pages as just a way to increase the TG website traffic. They, like most Comments sections online, almost always devolve into shouting matches.

    I used to be active on here, and have gotten into a few of those shouting matches myself, but I don't come around much anymore. I stop in occasionally now just to make sure incorrect information isn't being passed off as fact.

    -- Posted by ClarkDV on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 5:26 PM
  • No offense taken ClarkDV, but I am not a T-G employee nor have any financial tie that would make me want me to increase their traffic.

    I see it as an opportunity to have a local discussion of ideas but I know some are not local. Just do the best I can to provide a forum for folks to share their ideas.

    Sorry you see it as a promotional ploy but I am not a participant in that.

    No offense meant. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 20, 2015, at 8:24 PM
  • Oh, I know all of those methods, but they seem so archaic in a technological age. And depend on me remembering to go look at a later time, which I don't always remember to do.

    -- Posted by LeahTN79 on Wed, Oct 21, 2015, at 9:39 AM
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    LeahTN79;

    I once read a quote that said, "You didn't forget it, you just didn't bother to remember it!"

    We remember what we want to remember. I don't waste my time and brain capacity (since it is so small) trying to remember things that I can look up.

    -- Posted by sui on Wed, Oct 21, 2015, at 12:42 PM
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