Nested comments (Userscript)

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Nested Comments is an userscript by Deus Figendi that allows to create and view nested comments in diaspora-discussions.


A little Tech


Tentative plan; could include screenshots; it is a bit verbose at this point

Explain the basics : text selection, ...

Then :

Respond to a comment without context

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This will only provide the name of the user you're responding to.

Respond with context

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This is especially useful in the case when a commenter says a lot of different things and you wish to focus on one (or some) of those. You may answer to a complex comment with comments targeting different aspects of it.

If you choose to provide context, there are two possibilities:

  • If the quote you use is long (more than XX characters), it will appear as an hover effect on the name of the commentator which appears at the beginning of your response. (It can be rather long, but carriage returns bla blah blah : Carriage returns are okay at this point, DF?)
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  • If the quote is short, it will appear as is, where the commenter's name would be.
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NOTE : In any case, the username or context you provide are clickable and link to the comment you're responding to, which allows those who don't use the script to know what you're doing. This being said, you should avoid "me too" or "yes"/"no" comments, which may cause misunderstandings: remember that some will see your response in the usual stacked mode and will tend, if you provide no context, to interpret your response as a response to the last commenter.



As with other scripts for Diaspora, you will need Greasemonkey (Firefox), Tampermonkey (Chrome) or the equivalent for Safari.


  • Remarks about the defective notifications system and the fact that it causes the user not to know how many new messages there are?