Talk:Nested comments (Userscript)

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First draft

DF, feel free to radically change or question this first draft! --Perig (talk) 20:40, 15 November 2014 (UTC)


I am not an anglophone either so I'll just suggest here and see what you think instead of changing your text directly; once it's done we can remove all this redundant text.

I suggest the following wording for the technical section:

What technically happens is this: the script creates a link, at the beginning of a comment, to another comment. The text shown by the link doesn't matter, just its target. If the target is found on the current page, the comment containing the link is shown as a subcomment of the one it is linking to.
This way, the script works totally transparently, not only for the script users but also for those who do not use it. They can just click the link (and read the text hovering over the link, when the hovering option is used) to get to the comment it is commenting on.

--Perig (talk) 02:25, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Usage is simple, whenever you'd like to comment on a comment, not the post itself, move your cursor to the upper right corner of that comment (that's where you can delete your own comments or flag abuse). There, you will find a little plus (+) symbol; click on it and the comment-area at the bottom of the page will be prefilled with the code for a nested comment link.
You can just write your comment after that link and you're done.
Slightly more advanced users can also edit the link. The links target itself should keep untouched otherwise the script will not be able to recognize it, but you can change the text the link shows (you may even leave a nearly invisible single dot) and edit or add the title-text (that is the text shown when you hover a link).