What would be a valuable feature (IMHO)?
Posted Feb 6, 2004 1:36 UTC (Fri) by maney
Parent article: New site feature: comment response notifications
The switch for setting the default mode for comments relieves a minor annoyance. If only it could have a third setting for wiki-style markup (I would vote for Moin-Moin's version, both because it's written in Python and because I've been working with it already). Yeah, I know that would take a good bit of work. If you ever release the code it might take less of your time... <wistful grin>
OTOH, I'm not sure that changes that encourage the comments side of LWN are the best use of your time. What I have always found most valuable about LWN, and most lacking in many other, perhaps more popular, Linux/geek community sites, is the thoughtful consideration behind the reporting.
I'm not sure if those misgivings about the balance between LWN's own reports and the comments have much to do with it, but the response notification option doesn't much interest me. It did goad me into writing the preceeding paragraph, which was interesting because I had thought I was just being odd, as usual, in not thinking much of the feature when I first saw it described.
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