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Content commenting system launched

By dpreview staff on Jun 22, 2011 at 00:09 GMT

We've just launched a simple commenting system for our news items, previews and galleries, with more sections to follow. At the moment you can only comment if you're a logged-in registered dpreview.com user, but this may change in future versions of the new feature. Feel free to try it out and add your comments to this story!

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wijnands
By wijnands (Jun 22, 2011)

I'm missing a report spam button.

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wijnands
By wijnands (Jun 22, 2011)

oops, no, there it is, it's a mouseover function.

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Jun 22, 2011)

This makes the black 'n white news messages so much more 'alive' and personal.

Something that was really missing.

I hope the people will stay polite.

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Bilbo_bobbins
By Bilbo_bobbins (Jun 22, 2011)

this is a great idea, well done.

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Earthlight
By Earthlight (Jun 22, 2011)

This is a good idea! I wonder how many comments there would be in the latest Sigma SLR body story by now had this feature existed already back then.

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Jun 22, 2011)

Yes, that might have got, how shall I put it? 'Impassioned?'

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Earthlight
By Earthlight (Jun 23, 2011)

You can say that again! ;-D

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Tom Goodman
By Tom Goodman (Jun 22, 2011)

Registration is a simple, free method (in this site's case) of requiring a minimum commitment on the part of visitors. It should be required for anyone wishing to contribute to the site's content in any way. The democratization of the internet should carry responsibility so that someone cannot denigrate or misrepresent a product simply because it only came in yellow or took two weeks to deliver!

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Steven Blackwood
By Steven Blackwood (Jun 22, 2011)

Agree that registration should be a requirement.

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D1N0
By D1N0 (Jun 22, 2011)

Yay! much better than having to go to the news discussion on the forum.

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jochen1
By jochen1 (Jun 22, 2011)

Agree with everybody else, a very good idea! Congrats, am sure that the comments feature will help bring content to the new level of professionalism.

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Wolvsking
By Wolvsking (Jun 22, 2011)

very Good Idea
I like the news update lately.
Keep the Good Job

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Kwik-E-Mart
By Kwik-E-Mart (Jun 22, 2011)

Please don't make this open to everyone. One of the best things about this site is the community. Registration is easy; keep it mandator. Other than that... NICE feature!

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Natalino Russo
By Natalino Russo (Jun 22, 2011)

Cool idea, but useful only if they are registered members.

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MarkMeyer
By MarkMeyer (Jun 22, 2011)

Great to allow feedback, but I'm not interested in what non-registered people have to say about what's on this site. There are already too many undisciplined teenagers who post nonsense on the web. People should be registered, and maybe with a time lag of membership before they can post a comment.
My .02...

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ScottieC
By ScottieC (Jun 22, 2011)

Cool idea, I see it on other forums. And for the quick pole, I like the black page and white text, but I thinking having options would be great.

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soumya_b5
By soumya_b5 (Jun 22, 2011)

important and nice feature. though a bit facebook-ish, but still i know lot of people will be using it soon. and am afraid that replying in regular forums may decrease.

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Calvin Chann
By Calvin Chann (Jun 22, 2011)

Nice addition.

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tsk1979
By tsk1979 (Jun 22, 2011)

]This is really wonderful. What I am typing is going to be at bootom of this page!

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pdqgp
By pdqgp (Jun 22, 2011)

I love all the latest improvements. Great work!

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jocair
By jocair (Jun 22, 2011)

I think "SM7, "the previous commenter, has much a right

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Hynee
By Hynee (Jun 22, 2011)

Good, it was annoying when multiple threads on one news item would appear in the News forum.

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SM7
By SM7 (Jun 22, 2011)

I hope that this commenting system does not detract from actual forum use as former forum users post a comment to an article, and never visit the forum again.

If the quality of the comments remains high, then it's a good addition, although I suggest labelling it "beta" and getting rid of it if the comments turn into flamewars and spam (as happens on most commenting systems).

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Jun 22, 2011)

if this feature gets abused it'll get removed entirely, but yes, we will lock comments if necessary

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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW
By BG_CX3_DPREVIEW (Jun 22, 2011)

Great, does anyone at DPR track the content and comment back?

Would be timeconsuming, buti noticed in other forums this actuallyimprooved the forums.

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Jun 22, 2011)

yes (though remember most of us are in the USA)

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MiLei
By MiLei (Jun 22, 2011)

Do I have to have something to say too?

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David Naylor
By David Naylor (Jun 22, 2011)

Neat stuff guys!!

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heartseye
By heartseye (Jun 22, 2011)

Looks to be a fine addition! I'll look in frequently....

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Eridan_Fetahagic
By Eridan_Fetahagic (Jun 22, 2011)

Just like FB.

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Daves602
By Daves602 (Jun 22, 2011)

When are the lens reviews going to recommence?

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KonstRuctor
By KonstRuctor (Jun 22, 2011)

Yes! Great Idea. Thank you! I hope that this new option will help to make a favourite site more interesting!

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harvey lexton
By harvey lexton (Jun 22, 2011)

How about another addition to the great DP Review, since still cameras some of them at least if not most have video availability why not have another section for video not only the amateur but the pro-broadcast cameras and editing systems as well as accessories.

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Fixx
By Fixx (Jun 22, 2011)

This is great! I have always liked article comment systems (since I first saw them in MacWorld (2003?:-) ) and have insisted on using them in my sites. Let's hope commenting stays sensible, and quality rules over quantity.

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GPNeville
By GPNeville (Jun 22, 2011)

Good addon!!

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Macro
By Macro (Jun 22, 2011)

my comments to this story!

Great!

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Djordje Jevtovic
By Djordje Jevtovic (Jun 22, 2011)

Nice addon.

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Debankur Mukherjee
By Debankur Mukherjee (Jun 22, 2011)

Great News !! .......

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santm
By santm (Jun 22, 2011)

cool like the new like 'arrow' instead of the 'thumbs up'

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TEBnewyork
By TEBnewyork (Jun 22, 2011)

I;m extremely impressed with your dedication to steadily adding new and useful features to the site. Bravo.

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DPhotoWriter
By DPhotoWriter (Jun 22, 2011)

The future of commenting - Finally!. 942 characters left.. Why the left?. they should stay.

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kabatbut
By kabatbut (Jun 22, 2011)

comment.... ^_^

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SGary
By SGary (Jun 22, 2011)

The "simple commenting system" is quite artistic.

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f_stops
By f_stops (Jun 22, 2011)

WOW, no longer 2003!

Just wanted to comment on the comments. I see the new "LIKE" buttons too, now we can troll for +'s too!

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SGary
By SGary (Jun 22, 2011)

this idea seems workable and worthwhile at first but I wonder how much control, or lack of control, there may be for unworthwhile and random comments. At least now, everyone who comments is duly registered on the site and generally aware of what's "going on." Readers have to keep their eye on the ball and permitting only registered reader to comment is one way to control that.

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onlooker
By onlooker (Jun 22, 2011)

Okay, so now seriously, since this system does not keep track of the posts in user's profile, and since it does not appear to be threaded, is it going to be like the Yahoo comment system, "Write & Forget"? There doesn't seem to be any way to keep track of a conversation. Or is that not the intention of it? And if it isn't, what is?

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Jun 22, 2011)

Its for fast moving news items. Check back if you want a update. I thought that Engadget, autoblog and others worked the same way...maybe not?

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onlooker
By onlooker (Jun 22, 2011)

Yes, and all of them are kind of useless... What worries me is that now challenge entry comments are the same way. Write and forget, and you can't even follow other comments on the forum (which is now gone).

Also, so what will be the mission of the News Forum now?

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F Reyes
By F Reyes (Jun 22, 2011)

Thank you for this! The previous system always got me into trouble. :)

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Paul Janders
By Paul Janders (Jun 22, 2011)

Oh, and one more thing… Judging from the sample pix I've seen since you moved to Seattle London is a far more interesting place photographically than Seattle is.

You guys do great work. Always looking forward to the future here on DPR.

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Paul Janders
By Paul Janders (Jun 22, 2011)

Is there a way for this system to automatically update without hitting the reload button?

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Jun 22, 2011)

it does (if you wait long enough you'll see it happen). But if you navigate away from the page and return you may need to refresh due to cacheing (we're fixing this)

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m.L.Chisholm Sr
By m.L.Chisholm Sr (Jun 22, 2011)

Now all we have to do is " light " a fire under Nikon and get the new D 4,D800 or what ever its going to be calledl off the drawing board and in my trusty hands and then well try fopr Saturn next.......

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Paul Janders
By Paul Janders (Jun 22, 2011)

People will complain the content commenting system has bad bokeh.

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Framer
By Framer (Jun 22, 2011)

Hmmm....now what will people have to complain about? ;-)

Good work DPR, keep it up!

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onlooker
By onlooker (Jun 22, 2011)

What's the News Discussion forum will be used for now? New pictures from new cameras, as usual? ;)

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HoustonPowers
By HoustonPowers (Jun 22, 2011)

This is great, I am a big fan on getting all the news and info out there ASAP..
So thanks!

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Laurentiu Todie
By Laurentiu Todie (Jun 22, 2011)

Photographers are a fun bunch who become ridiculous when commenting on politics.
There are a few celebrities here, like Dr. Eric Fossum and some camera designers who know their craft well and share knowledge very generously.
The DPR test lab is fantastic and while the news may seem slow to some, they are respectful of NDAs and manufactures' dissemination rules.

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Karl Scharf
By Karl Scharf (Jun 22, 2011)

Dpreview.com is a very informative site, thanks for all the great photography related reviews, news and forums. The simple commenting system should be a success.

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iharley
By iharley (Jun 22, 2011)

Oh, very nice. I had accidentally posted the same thing multiple times and the system got rid of them.

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Jun 22, 2011)

Please allow me to introduce myself, I'll be your 'The System' on this news story.

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