Update on the Comments Section.

As you all noticed there were some issues with the comments since the migration. The main reason for that is because we’re doing something like a Frankenstein so that everyone would be happy. Please hit the jump for more…


The easiest way for us would have been to use one of the many available plug-ins like Disqus but we wanted to have social accounts, anonymous and name/mail options all in one so that everyone is pleased. As you noticed because of the huge amount of comments we made them to load separately after you press a button. This way we greatly improved the page loading speed. A page with no comments loads for 3 sec. and a page with 100 comments loads for 17 sec. That’s why we added the “show comments” button. Now a page with 100 comments fully loads for 3 sec. too and if you want to see the comments you just have to click on the button. This delay of comment loading caused some bugs with the social accounts causing the replies to be posted at the bottom of the comments. To fix this we had to remove temporary the option of the delayed comment loading.


So now everything should be working fine but a page with many comments will be loaded slowly. We’re working to fix this and I’m sure we’ll have a positive result by tomorrow. There are other small issues that we’ll be fixing in the next days. I know that it’s not very convenient after making a comment to have to again click on “show comments” button and find your post but it’s a necessary evil for a much faster page loading.


I decided to remove the Star Wars avatars for the anonymous and name only option. It was too distracting and confusing. Now the only way to have an avatar is to use a social account. Also the “name only” option was made just for people that like to be anonymous but at least to be recognized in some way. Finally if you have any issues with the comments please share it in the comments of this article. Although the comments have been tested on several OSs and Browsers it’s still possible that some issues might appear.


So sorry for the inconvenience but everything we do is to make this place better for you. I’m sure everything soon will be back to normal. The new platform really has much more possibilities for development and I’m happy we made that step. Oh, and now I can not only delete comments but I can also ban IPs! How cool is that. 🙂

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33 thoughts on “Update on the Comments Section.

  • July 1, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I’m glad that editing comments is back! Thanks.

    Could a “Report” button be on the discussion table? I’m seeing a lot of adbots on this site.

    • July 1, 2014 at 11:58 pm

      One change that may do some good (if it can be done) is if someone clicks the comments link from the main page, then the comments load automagically while just clicking the story link will just load the page itself.

      • July 2, 2014 at 12:10 am

        Yes this makes sense but as I said a page with a 100 comments if not hidden will open for 17 sec. It would be still quicker first to click read more (3 sec.) and then expand the comments (1-2 sec.).

        • July 2, 2014 at 12:12 am

          Funny how that works…..click comments seconds to load (17) > click story (3) and load comments (2).

          I wish I could get away that kind of math on my tax return.

          • July 2, 2014 at 12:18 am

            Yeah, I know. It doesn’t make much sense but it’s a fact. 🙂

  • July 1, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Why did you get rid of “dislike” option in comments?

    • July 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      Fear of abuse, if I remember correctly.

    • July 2, 2014 at 12:05 am

      No need to cause additional tension. There was a good example from the Tom Cruise thread. A guy stated an opinion slightly different from the masses and was immediately overwhelmed with dislikes. The next time he’ll think twice before freely posting his opinion. I don’t want that.

      • July 2, 2014 at 1:32 am

        I see.

      • July 2, 2014 at 9:43 am

        “The next time he’ll think twice before freely posting his opinion. I don’t want that.”


  • July 2, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Thanks for getting it fixed, its been a bit of a turn off to not be able to reply correctly.

  • July 2, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Why is the site Episode 7 news, but has a pic of Episode 6?

      • July 2, 2014 at 1:34 am

        How do you know?

        • July 2, 2014 at 1:58 am

          You have any Episode 7 stock images I don’t know about? All we’ve seen is leaked set photos and a picture of the cast in a circle. It’s either that or cheesy fan photoshops… I’ll take the McQuarrie thank you very much.

  • July 2, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I vote for Disqus. I know the admins here are not crazy about it, but from a user standpoint its such a smooth system!

    • July 2, 2014 at 1:06 am

      We used Disqus with the blogger platform. We had plenty of issues. Many people were complaining that they couldn’t post anything and if there were many comments it took forever to load. Still it could be working better on WordPress so I still have it in mind as a last resort if everything else fails.

    • July 2, 2014 at 1:09 am

      And there is no Anonumous function there. You can make guest comments but you still have to input name and mail.

      • July 2, 2014 at 1:25 am

        Since the comment reply thing was fixed, i like this one more than the old one.

  • July 2, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Maybe you can add a way to flag comments for an admin or moderator to see whenever there are spam or inappropriate comments?

  • July 2, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Maybe you already know about this:

    -When i push the “edit” button after i have posted a comment (i always misspell something) all “&” signs sudenly looks like this: &

    ps. good that you now can block IPs for people who misbehave

    • July 2, 2014 at 2:54 am

      what? it dissappeared when i posted the comment, well then no problem if it turns out as a “&” sign again 🙂

    • July 2, 2014 at 2:55 am

      Your first symbol shows up as “&”, as does your second. It doesn’t look like you have a problem from where I’m seated.

  • July 2, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Great! Now the comments work without java again and the site is at ludicrous speed.
    Good work!

  • July 2, 2014 at 6:57 am

    The only thing missing is a black background and the epic star wars color scheme. (Speaking mobile version)

  • July 2, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Anyway to make the “hide comments” feature optional to the user? I’m totally steeped in first world problems. -_-

  • July 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    “Oh, and now I can not only delete comments but I can also ban IPs! How cool is that. :)”

    Yes, you are George Lucas in your own universe where you can change history and decide Greedo shot first, among other things. 🙂

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