hradzka: Cassidy, from Garth Ennis's PREACHER. (Default)
[personal profile] hradzka
When replying to comments, AO3 now reloads the page and kicks me up to the top, forcing me to scroll down to comments again, etc.

This'll be a pain in the ass for Yuletide. Anybody else have this happen, or just me?

ETA: Oh, crap, it's even worse. It not only kicks you back to the top and forces you to open comments again, it kicks you back to *the first chapter,* even if you're answering to comments in chapter three. Ugh.

Date: 2011-11-16 01:58 pm (UTC)
beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Default)
From: [personal profile] beatrice_otter
Didn't do that for me. But I wouldn't be surprised if the code is borked--there was a rush to get stuff ready for Yuletide, and Naomi Novik did a massive code commit that included not only stuff for Yuletide (which was ready and had been fully tested) but a lot of other stuff (which was not ready and needed more testing, and which she knew nothing about because it wasn't her code--this has resulted in the head programmer resigning over a massive screw-up which was not her fault).

Date: 2011-11-16 02:07 pm (UTC)
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
From: [personal profile] melannen
It's done that for me for some time - since before the recent code push.

Date: 2011-11-17 01:49 am (UTC)
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
From: [personal profile] melannen
Actually the going-to-the-top thing isn't happening to me any more. I haven't commented on a chaptered fic recently to test that, but it definitely used to.

I assumed it's just because I'm a special-snowflake Opera user, though.
Edited (...missing word) Date: 2011-11-17 01:49 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-17 03:56 am (UTC)
hokuton_punch: (ed fma smile)
From: [personal profile] hokuton_punch
Well, I'm a special-snowflake Camino user, so maybe that's the problem for me, too. XD (Although I think it does it to me when I'm commenting in Firefox, too, so maybe not.)

Date: 2011-11-16 03:10 pm (UTC)
cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)
From: [personal profile] cofax7
I have had a lot of trouble managing comments on Carpetbaggers: something about the comments on the individual chapters versus comments on the story as a whole has resulted in a lot of confusion (at least for me)…

Date: 2011-11-16 03:34 pm (UTC)
ambyr: pebbles arranged in a spiral on sand (nature sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy) (Pebbles)
From: [personal profile] ambyr
As a reader I find the notion of leaving comments on individual chapters pretty confusing (to the point where I avoid commenting on chaptered fics because of it--I did like Carpetbaggers! And The Adventure of the Hopping Vampire!) I wish I knew why they'd made that design decision :-/.

Date: 2011-11-16 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
As both reader and writer, I am... confused by the idea of this being confusing. Why would it not be desirable to be able to comment on individual chapters? It's sometimes a more manageable unit to react to, even when it's not being posted with conscious attention to the serial effects. If you prefer to comment on the whole thing, you can always just wait and put it at the end....

Date: 2011-11-16 05:13 pm (UTC)
ambyr: pebbles arranged in a spiral on sand (nature sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy) (Pebbles)
From: [personal profile] ambyr
Well, it is idiosyncratic of me, I admit! I rarely/never want to comment on a single chapter of a fic; I like to react to works as a whole, in the same way that I wait until I finish books to review them.

And you can't do that on AO3. You can comment on the final chapter, yes, but the archive treats that explicitly as a comment on that chapter. To me, that feels different than commenting on the work as a whole. Different enough that I don't want to do it.

I also find it confusing that kudos are treated differently--unlike comments, you can only kudos the work as a whole. If anything, I'd be more likely to want to kudos chapter-by-chapter and comment all at once! But apparently I am unusual in this.

Date: 2011-11-16 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm familiar with wanting to wait and respond to the whole story at once. I don't think I'd previously encountered anyone who found responding to individual chapters so distasteful that having to associate a whole-story response with the final chapter was a dealbreaker, but perhaps it just doesn't come up in conversation much. Maybe you could suggest they program in an extra option?

Date: 2011-11-16 07:01 pm (UTC)
ambyr: a penguin riding a camel through the desert, captioned, "life is an adventure" (digital painting by Ursula Vernon) (Adventure)
From: [personal profile] ambyr
I may do that! I think now is probably an inauspicious time to be making new feature requests, though :-).

Date: 2011-11-16 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh. Yes, you do have a point there.

Date: 2011-11-16 06:21 pm (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Nate Ford sitting on a bench, Sophie Devereaux resting against his lap (Default)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
I have had problems with chapter style comment pages for eons. They have never allowed me to go right back to where I was. It's what prompted me to start working from my inbox for replying, with a second tab holding the story in question open.
Edited Date: 2011-11-16 06:21 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-16 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] whatistigerbalm
Same here, in IE; Firefox is fine. But one thing that doesn't work in Firefox for me either is the Rich Text option - it's HTML or nothing. Not that I mind, but sometimes when I copy/paste text from wherever it is I wrote it originally I prefer to drop it into the Rich Text box. :/

Date: 2011-11-17 01:45 am (UTC)
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
Leaving a comment (or, I believe, kudos) generally kicks me back to chapter 1.


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