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this is an idea for comments, if people decide that we want comments

Scientists find out that the world is not a sphere but really a nonagonal pyrimmid. It is expected that airlines will increase prices. blah, blah, other random nonsense.


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Comments on article (Experimental)

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idea on comments

I personally think we should have comments because people like puuting there $0.02 in. This is just an idea I had on how it could be implemented, assuming everyone desides they want comments. If we do decide to have comments, there's proably someone better then me at wiki-editing who will have a better idea on how to implement it. Bawolff 15:06, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)


test comment --User:Unforgettableid

Poetential problems

  1. Anyone can edit comments. (will apear different in RC then posting a comment I think though)
  2. Nothing forcing people to sign.
  3. all coments flat (not threaded, potential problem for large volume of coments)
  4. May not work in articles needing TOC or with multiple sections (can be worked around)

Potential solution:

  • Make a bot that will automaticly rollback edits that are not comments (listen in to the IRC rc or something like that) and change the title of each comment like this:
==Super cool coment title==


==Super cool coment title <small>(By: ~~~~)</small>==

Note I can't program or make bots so the feisability of that is something I don't know. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 23:22, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


Doesn't look like Comments are marked specially in RC :(. That could cause vandalism problems

it could be

looks alright but ima intrested to see how it works. i dont think other will like the idea but i support commments on the news i think ..--Whywhywhy 08:12, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

fixed couple bugs - looking forward


  • Find some way to use the iff template to display a msg if no ones commented yet. see commented areas in user:bawolff/comment (update: would be paser functions now)
  • Look into using hide/reappear comments via css (posibility for some sort of moderation system(update: didn't know what i was talking about wwhen I wrote this)
  • other intreasting problems I havn't though of yet/have forget before I have written them down.
  • Try and convince people to actually use this. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 08:46, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Just seeing how it works

Hey, this could be cool!  :) I've actually thought a good bit about how to do comments. I'll put some of it here. Nyarlathotep 01:03, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, quite impressive use of the wiki.  :) So my thoughts are that comments on the article page ought to be "improvable" by anyone, but that the original author ought to be respected. Nyarlathotep 01:13, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

BTW, One could imagine a whole wikiblog/wikioped site built around this principle, i.e. articles have a list of authors & the wishes of the authors are respected within that article. But there is some other procedure for determining the "worth" of articles, i.e. moderation.

Anyway, I don't think you want comment moderation if it can be avoided. Its best to work out a sence of wiki-etiquette which allows for the wiki-like "improvment" of comments, but has respect of authorship, addition of authorship, etc. As for threading & moderation, just let people "sort" the comments themselves to provide threads & moderation. Nyarlathotep 01:19, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

Thats probaly a good idea

In regards to moderation. I probaly wouldn't be able to do it in CSS anyway, and even if i did it wouldn't work in internet explorer. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 05:59, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is WYSIWTF?

Anyway... Can't the more inviting comment system you suggest be better served with a Comments namespace? I'd be happy to have a template to add to articles inviting comments - or even include it on the default article pages. We probably need Wikinews:Comments and Wikinews:Comments/acceptable use to define things like "extreme and offensive foul language with be deleted on sight, racism will not be tolerated". However, on that latter point I wonder if we are better leaving it to illustrate that the poster is a bigot and responding by calling it what it is. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:03, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

testing 1 2 3

this is pretty cool!

Wow, how'd you find this. I havn't talked about this in about 2 months. Bawolff 03:56, 6 June 2007 (UTC)


blah, oooh, kool :p Symode09 23:24, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

You may want to redirect the "COMMENTS" page so, we end up back at the article Symode09 23:30, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
I don't think that would work, as then it wouldn't transclude this page properly. (unless you use a non-wiki redirection system) Bawolff 03:31, 11 June 2007 (UTC)


As I said before...everyone including anonymous users can see the comments tab. I am against any "box" going on any article page. Its tacky and its against NPOV policy IMO. DragonFire1024 09:45, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes I know. The same argument has happened about 5 times since i originally created it. Each time the end resualt is no to comments, but each time more and more people support comments. Which is kind of interesting. I just spam this page whenever the discussion comes up as an idea for what to do if ti is decided to totally allow comments. Bawolff 22:56, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Comments are fine...with the way they are set up now. The tab is there...thats all we need IMO. DragonFire1024 03:28, 12 June 2007 (UTC)


testing one two three this is cool 02:52, 7 July 2007 (UTC)