#22395 closed defect (fixed)

find a way to present the comment threading more intuitively

Reported by: arma Owned by: antonela
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Blog Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: ux-team
Cc: linda, antonela, isabela, arma Actual Points:
Parent ID: #22013 Points:
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Description

Check out
https://blog.torproject.org/blog/did-fbi-pay-university-attack-tor-users#comments
then scroll down and try to figure out which comment is replying to which comment.

The hierarchy is still basically flat, and you have to count the number of vertical lines to the left of the comment to try to figure out what's going on.

I think it could be improved by indenting comments as a function of where they are in the nested hierarchy.

But that's not the only possible way. I suspect there are other, better, options too.

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Change History (12)

comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by hiro

Keywords: ux-team added
Status: newneeds_review

I "fixed" this. How do you find it now? I'd use some help from the UX team on this.

comment:2 Changed 22 months ago by arma

Compare to
http://web.archive.org/web/20170426133309/https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-browser-70a3-released
for blog comment threads that are much easier to follow.

comment:3 Changed 22 months ago by linda

Cc: linda antonela added
Owner: changed from hiro to antonela
Status: needs_reviewassigned

comment:4 Changed 22 months ago by linda

As discussed during the ux ticket triage, Antonela will find a way to display the comment threading more intuitively. Some of the ideas discussed were:

  • displaying the commenter's name near the top/beside the comment
  • using icons for visually communicating who is taking
  • highlighting non-anonymous or tor-official people's comments
  • using smaller fonts to display more comments on a screen
  • changing the layout of the blog (getting rid of the left column, as discussed in #22392, can help)

comment:5 in reply to:  4 ; Changed 22 months ago by arma

Replying to linda:

  • using icons for visually communicating who is taking
  • highlighting non-anonymous or tor-official people's comments

Something interesting that we can make use of here that is probably nonstandard for this situation: everybody who has a blog account is a Tor person, and is thus (from our perspective) inherently more worth listening to.

comment:6 in reply to:  5 ; Changed 22 months ago by arma

Replying to arma:

Something interesting that we can make use of here that is probably nonstandard for this situation: everybody who has a blog account is a Tor person, and is thus (from our perspective) inherently more worth listening to.

For one idea, see the white boxes around comments by the author of the blog post:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170514015915/https://blog.torproject.org/blog/transparency-openness-and-our-2015-financials

comment:7 in reply to:  6 Changed 22 months ago by linda

Replying to arma:

Replying to arma:

Something interesting that we can make use of here that is probably nonstandard for this situation: everybody who has a blog account is a Tor person, and is thus (from our perspective) inherently more worth listening to.

For one idea, see the white boxes around comments by the author of the blog post:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170514015915/https://blog.torproject.org/blog/transparency-openness-and-our-2015-financials

These are great ideas. I'll forward them along to Antonela. :)

comment:8 Changed 22 months ago by linda

Cc: isabela arma added

comment:9 Changed 22 months ago by linda

Antonela has drafted alternative layouts to the blog that incorporate issues from #22510 (increasing tor presence), #22395 (better comment displays), and #22392 (removing the left column) here.

Last edited 22 months ago by linda (previous) (diff)

comment:10 Changed 21 months ago by linda

We've made a bunch of changes, which are addressed in this new mockup below. We've gotten rid of the lefthand column, made the comments more intuitively threaded, and increased Tor brand presence.


comment:11 Changed 21 months ago by linda

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Changed 21 months ago by linda

Attachment: tor-blogpage.png added
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