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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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fireplace33
By fireplace33 (Jul 10, 2011)

For challenge entry comments This is a BAD system !!!!

I have made a few comments about some challenge entries using this new system.
Now, I can't remember which images they were.
I would like to go back and see if anyone else commented on these images or my comments.
But ,
I have no way of seeing what I commented on.

So it's just a write and forget system :-(

Useless!

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fireplace33
By fireplace33 (Oct 14, 2011)

With the new features just added in the profile this problem has now been solved. Thanks!
I can find and see the comments again.
I now find it useful. Well done DPReview

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Andre Oliveira
By Andre Oliveira (Jul 5, 2011)

Very nice feature indeed but it seems it may have a small bug. Tried to log in from this page but after I filled in the email and password fields and clicked the login button it seemed it never sent the info. I tried twice unsuccessfully then went to the the Dpreview homepage and logged in from there without any problem. May be just coincidence or may be that I hadn´t logged in Dpreview for a very long time and my account could be a bit rusty.

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Slynky
By Slynky (Jun 29, 2011)

I'm at work and seeing red Xs to the left...will have to check again at home.

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Gerard G.
By Gerard G. (Jun 28, 2011)

Nice feature, well implemented.

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WEB TASARIM izmir
By WEB TASARIM izmir (Jun 28, 2011)

I like the colors of the letters , readable, I can comment to all subjects thanks

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kow626
By kow626 (Jun 27, 2011)

i think this is an excellent addition to the site. drop down commenting like on facebook would be better.

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xlynx9
By xlynx9 (Jun 26, 2011)

DPR: This is really cool. I think you should remove the News Discussion Forum now.

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Victor Engel
By Victor Engel (Jun 27, 2011)

There is (are?) news not on dpreview.

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Sorb78
By Sorb78 (Jun 23, 2011)

Yeeehaw I was able to register despite using a free web based email account :)

I was going to start a campaign complaining about the horrible white text on a black background when I noticed the poll which says that 81.6% of you are morons. Congratulations. There is just 2 765 people siding with me so I guess the site will stay unreadable.

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EFYH
By EFYH (Jun 24, 2011)

I can't read the black on white either... in fact, it gives me a headache and I can never make it through a news release, nevermind an entire review. It's sad, because I generally enjoy and appreciated drpeview.com content otherwise.

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Sorb78
By Sorb78 (Jun 24, 2011)

I agree. Somehow I get sooo tired reading the text that I usually fall asleep during a long review. I have noticed that the text is also smaller and blurrier in Safari 4 on Mac which I am using. Even if I zoom in it doesn't get much better.
Maybe they can make a site preference so you can choose if you want white or black text.

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Victor Engel
By Victor Engel (Jun 27, 2011)

There's actually a very good reason to prefer black on white to white on black for a photography-related site. With black on white, the overwhelming color is white, which causes they eye to constrict to prevent overexposure. With white on black, the overall color is black, so the eyes dilate. this causes overexposure by the white text. This overexposure causes afterimages of the text to imprint on the retina. Viewers of photos then see horizontal banding in the photos. If you're tired of the horizontal banding posts, vote pro-choice or for black on white!

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Don Kiyoti
By Don Kiyoti (Jun 23, 2011)

And dpreview thought this was a good idea because? Have none of you read the comments after any online news story or Youtube video? Do you really think the comments posted here will be more civilized and intelligent? Spend some time in your own forums and think again! I for one lament this new feature.

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Navmark77
By Navmark77 (Jun 23, 2011)

I do get kind of tired of having to register for umpteen million web sites in order to make a comment or ask a question. But I'm already registered on dpreview, so for me, the question is moot :-)

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The A-Team
By The A-Team (Jun 23, 2011)

Nice addition!

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MisterBG
By MisterBG (Jun 23, 2011)

It would have been logical to allow the same formatting options as in the forums.
I just tried to add some /italic/ text to a response and finished up with the formatting marks and *NO* italics.
Plus an "edit* or even "withdraw" option would be useful.

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Earthlight
By Earthlight (Jun 23, 2011)

Please, do not allow posts from unregistered users. That would just bog down the place. Love the way you develop dpreview, keep up the good work!

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Wissett
By Wissett (Jun 27, 2011)

Agreed. The registered users are bad enough without adding drive-bys.

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BigBarney
By BigBarney (Jun 23, 2011)

I appreciate that dpreview has limits to its resources, but surely it makes more sense to both dpreview and its loyal readers to focus those resources on quality timely equipment reviews rather than social media gimmicks that appear to be solutions looking for problems to many of us?

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Jun 23, 2011)

Firstly, Software Developers don't review equipment. Secondly, you would hopefully concede that we have a lot more data than you do about our site and its visitors, and that no matter how much 'common sense' is telling you that you must be right, we probably do things for a reason.

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snackwells
By snackwells (Jun 23, 2011)

Well done, dpreview. Welcome to the age of the social media.

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Ahender
By Ahender (Jun 23, 2011)

What am I supposed to say?

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Jun 23, 2011)

whatever you want (within the usual posting rules, of course!)

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Jen Yates
By Jen Yates (Jun 22, 2011)

It defaults to sorting by "new first". How about changing it to remember what you selected last?

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sherwoodpete
By sherwoodpete (Jun 22, 2011)

Well, this may have finally stopped the flood of new posts appearing on the News forum in response to a Dpreview news article.

But can anything stop the flood of new threads about Lytro?

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MarcMedios
By MarcMedios (Jun 22, 2011)

Wow. Took you some time.

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activesack
By activesack (Jun 22, 2011)

Finally!! =)

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MarceloLI
By MarceloLI (Jun 22, 2011)

Interesting... I like the new commenting system.

Thank you guy's..!!

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bodziu
By bodziu (Jun 22, 2011)

Some will like it, some not. Just like with the controversial NEX concept/design, but the changes are inevitable, and people will get use to almost anything if properly introduced.
I view dp mainly on the mobile screen so if this gizmodish layout is more *legible and tapable*, comparing to fiddling with spaghetti-sized threads and taping mostly not the ones interesting...
I am glad to see a change!

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Joseph S Wisniewski
By Joseph S Wisniewski (Jun 22, 2011)

But will it hold together when a controversial news item gets 50,000 comments?

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mac west
By mac west (Jun 22, 2011)

Facebook is for losers

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Ahmad Hailan
By Ahmad Hailan (Jun 22, 2011)

It's very nice
thank you dpreview

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joe_rogg
By joe_rogg (Jun 22, 2011)

Have you seen the new camera LYTRO Light Field Camera that lets you focus AFTER you shoot! Its pretty cool. Link to web site: http://www.lytro.com/picture_gallery

If this is for real, look out! We have a new way to shoot

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Qman2
By Qman2 (Jun 22, 2011)

COOL

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Alashi
By Alashi (Jun 22, 2011)

I believe this is a good capability that relates back directly to the item, rather than having it appear in multiple forums. Nicely done!

Alashi

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Jon Stock
By Jon Stock (Jun 22, 2011)

Can we have this on forum posts? I would even like a dislike button on forum posts. One forum I was on automatically hid a comment if it received too many dislikes.

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farrukh
By farrukh (Jun 22, 2011)

I like that you have a most popular option, that ought to help separate the wheat from the chaff :)

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Ian Johnston
By Ian Johnston (Jun 22, 2011)

Suggestion:
Have the comments hidden and with a button to expand if the reader wants to see them......much like the "hide replies" button you currently have.
I for one don't want DPR's good reviews etc overrun with comments........

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Michal59
By Michal59 (Jun 22, 2011)

Pandora's box ;)

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fireplace33
By fireplace33 (Jun 22, 2011)

How can I see, in one glance, if there have been any comments made on any image in a particular challenge ??

The "challenge entry comments" forum has been deleted!!
Do I have to click on each image separately to see if comments have perhaps been placed. If yes, then that is a complete farce!!!

It was a bad idea to remove that forum!!!!!!!!!!

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QuarterToDoom
By QuarterToDoom (Jun 22, 2011)

About time. Good or bad comments on photo galleries I've been waiting for this feature for a while.

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voz
By voz (Jun 22, 2011)

You're brave. My experience is that comments are mostly done by angry people. :)

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Riccardo IT
By Riccardo IT (Jun 22, 2011)

Great

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Ed_arizona
By Ed_arizona (Jun 22, 2011)

DPR FACEBOOK

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Commonplace
By Commonplace (Jun 22, 2011)

Nice Feature

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cfh25
By cfh25 (Jun 22, 2011)

Would have preferred that the R & D time/labour (or is it labor these days?) was spent on Lens Reviews - or is the recent Lensbaby review a sign that things are back on track?

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Simon Joinson
By Simon Joinson (Jun 22, 2011)

when we find software developers that can also write lens reviews this will be a relevant comment.

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DougH
By DougH (Jun 22, 2011)

Good idea. There have been news items that I'd rather post a quick comment on or ask a quick question than have to go dig out the appropriate forum. Latest example, a macro lens review that didn't have any real macro shots in the examples. Seemed sort of odd.

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nathanleebush
By nathanleebush (Jun 22, 2011)

DPReview is all caught up to 2005 :)

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mzillch
By mzillch (Jun 22, 2011)

My first impression was that a new exif field was being introduced which would allow the original photographer, and nobody later, to add a short comment after taking each photo. Example: "overhead sun, partly cloudy"
Oh well.

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policeman0077
By policeman0077 (Jun 22, 2011)

cool

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mikeyL
By mikeyL (Jun 22, 2011)

I don't know if this feature is important to me personally, but what I really like is that you are always adding new features and moving the site forward, making it better all the time. At this point, overall, it is simply a wonderful resource, both for technical info on virtually any modern camera, as well as a great source of interchange between users. Keep up the great work.

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RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Jun 22, 2011)

Not a fan of this "feature". It should have thrown a comment into the next slot in a set thread in the News forum instead of leaving it here. Or is this a test run for a revamped forum layout that is more just a big list of comments instead of being able to reply to an individual post?

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jj74e
By jj74e (Jun 22, 2011)

This seems a bit social networking-esque, especially with the like buttons, but with some dpreview flair. I like it!

I don't know about other people, but maybe something similar could be implemented for the forums? Simply have a comment system (click in the blank box, and the same tools for fonts, formating, etc. will pop up) instead of a message-based thread. I think we can also do away with the subject headings (except for the original post) because most people leave them unchanged anyway (some people leave a reply in the subject heading and then leave the message part blank- that gets confusing sometimes).

Not only does this make it smoother to interact in a thread, but with the use of a like button, threads will seem more active (because I'm sure there are more people reading than is represented by the number of people actually talking).

I also think there should be a dislike button- maybe that will get a little ugly/negative on some heated threads, but mostly just informative

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nomad147
By nomad147 (Jun 22, 2011)

ggod job DPR, this is a feature that makes the site much more interactive-

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Louis Dallara
By Louis Dallara (Jun 22, 2011)

Where the Easter egg? If I find it do I get a prize?

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Louis Dallara
By Louis Dallara (Jun 22, 2011)

You guys RULE!

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Aleo Veuliah
By Aleo Veuliah (Jun 22, 2011)

Good feature

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