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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 05-15-2012 07:23 PM 9262 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s time to improve our comments/replies browsing system again. Our unique sliding comments work well for quick reading of the new comments but they are far from ideal for the first time readers of the very long threads like Handplanes of your dreams and many others.

So I decided to add a separate comments/replies page for every post. You will see the link to this page on the right side of the comments pagination section:

As you can see, I also reduced the number of sliding comments from 30 to 15 to make the browsing faster.

When you click on the link you will be taken to the comments/replies archive page for a given thread that lists complete discussion by 50 comments/replies per page:


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#1 posted 05-15-2012 07:37 PM

Thank you Martin.

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#2 posted 05-15-2012 07:38 PM

That will help a Lot, Martin, thanks. I’ve hated having to scroll back through all those replies to see what’s going on.

By the way, Martin, is there any way we could get the Comments list of Buddies to scroll down? I feel I’m missing many many msgs. as it is restricted to only a short list of current comments by Buddies. I go to the Pulse page for that, but it’s so huge now, it’s hard to find buddies listed on it. Or is there another way I’m missing?


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#3 posted 05-15-2012 07:58 PM

Martin that’s a great idea being new here it will help . this is a great site .just started learning this craft and it has aided me very very much as there are a lot of wood craft masters here at all leavels . you have one of the best sites here , Thank you

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 08:00 PM

Hi Martin,

I’m a new member here, wanted to say thanks for providing this service to use. I appreciated the amount of work this takes (I’m in IT) and the cost of bandwidth etc. Great work and a great site.

-- Visit my blog at

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 08:00 PM

Cool idea!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 08:27 PM

Nice! And you can then past links ‘by page’ to jump to sections within the long threads! Thanks, Martin!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 08:37 PM

Thanks Martin: It is getting crowded out there and this will be a great help.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 05-15-2012 09:00 PM

Awesome! Thanks!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#9 posted 05-15-2012 09:06 PM

Much appreciated!

-- Brian Timmons -

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Nate Meadows

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#10 posted 05-15-2012 09:14 PM

Hello Martin,

I am new to Lumberjocks but I am enjoying it very much. I thought I might bring up a suggestion to you about the comments if I may. Perhaps you could add a feature that allows you to reply to a specific comment. I like to say thank you to anyone who compliments me and it would be nice to have a one click reply button on that comment. If you are familiar with at they have something very similar where you can attach the buddies icon so they know you are talking and replying to them. It links back to their comment. Does this make sense?

Thank you very much for your time and patience. And thank you very much for this great thing you have provided called Lumberjocks. Everyone here is wonderful.

Very Respectfully and Gratefully,

Nate Meadows

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 05-15-2012 09:31 PM

Well done Martin … more user friendly,... Hope all is well. Regards DAN

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 05-15-2012 10:08 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#13 posted 05-15-2012 10:08 PM

How badly will it kill someone’s browser if they open something like handplane or Stumpy’s post and hit see all replies?
Might it not be better to just have a “see last 30 replies” to get people to the end of the really long posts vs. all; not very many will actually want to see all once the posts go past several hundred replies but getting to the end would still be nice.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#14 posted 05-15-2012 10:26 PM

Wonderful, great job!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#15 posted 05-15-2012 11:27 PM

I think it’s a gr8 idea Martin.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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