The new "comments I made" feature is horrible

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  • #1177181

    booksnobbery
    Member

    I am not sure how the new <b>activities</b> feed is supposed to replace the old <b>Comments I’ve Made</b> page. The two don’t offer even similar functionality.

    As much as I dislike the new <b>reader</b> format, I could get used to it if it at least showed the information we’ve grown used to using the previous iteration for.

    I have no idea (well, I have an <i>idea</i>, but don’t know for sure if I’m correct) why our dashboards are being replaced/removed piece by piece, but it’s very frustrating to have things disappearing so frequently.

    #1177182

    I came across this just the other day and was surprised by it, but it doesn’t affect me as I use RSS comment feeds in Google Reader instead. I’d suggest that to people as an alternative. Ditto, really, using Google Reader or another feed reader (there are several) for reading blog posts.

    This youtube video called RSS made simple gives the info about that for anyone who doesn’t understand feeds. And if you’ve got Firefox you can add an RSS button to the URL bar so that you can just click and grab any feeds – including comment feeds for the whole blog or comment feeds for individual posts. It saves a heck of a lot of grief.

    #1177183

    Sorry, I forgot to give the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU

    #1177184

    veravenus
    Member

    I didn’t ever look at the ‘comments I’ve made’ section either. And now I really really dislike having them in my Reader. Please set up an opt-out for this. It is not an improvement! Many changes get made on WP that I am taken a-back by at first and then do get used to … this one I will not.

    #1177185

    veravenus
    Member

    I came back to say now I see how it is different- Reader:Blogs I follow as opposed to Reader:My activities over there on the right. I had clicked the usual spot up on the left and was unpleasantly surprised was all.

    #1177187

    mmadfan
    Member

    I have no idea (well, I have an <i>idea</i>, but don’t know for sure if I’m correct) why our dashboards are being replaced/removed piece by piece, but it’s very frustrating to have things disappearing so frequently.

    I agree completely with the thread in general and this in particular.

    #1177188

    timethief
    Member

    @macmanx

    re:

    Thanks for the feedback folks, we’re taking this all very seriously, and rest-assured that we’re not done iterating on the new My Activity section.

    I’d like to clear up one common misconception here. The idea that your comments have been injected into the Reader is simply not true.

    While http://wordpress.com/#!/activities/ does appear to be the Reader with your comments and likes added to it, it is in fact entirely separate from http://wordpress.com/#!/read/following/

    http://wordpress.com/#!/read/following/ will always feature just the posts from the blogs you’re following

    http://wordpress.com/#!/activities/ will feature posts that you have liked and commented on (plus your comments).

    We’re still working to make little improvements around the new system and greatly appreciate your feedback!
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/the-new-comments-i-made-from: feature-is-horrible/page/2?replies=86#post-1176939

    Responding to unexpected changes is aggravating. In blogging and in all aspects of my life I’m focused on simplification aimed at stress reduction.

    The design of the new dashboard that’s being introduced to us users bit by bit is not to my liking, but that’s not to say that I don’t appreciate the work going into it and those doing the work.

    Specifically, here http://wordpress.com/#!/read/following/ I don’t want or need anything more than a link to posts published within the last 72 hours in blogs I follow and a brief excerpt. Everything else appearing is superfluous.

    Being unable to separate “Comments I’ve made” and “Posts I like” won’t work well for me.

    To reduce stress I have chosen to unfollow all followers and use an external feedreader.

    I’ll simply follow tags in the WordPress.com Reader from here on.

    #1177190

    tandava108
    Member

    @timethief
    If they can’t separate “posts I like” from comments we can simply stop liking posts.

    #1177191

    Just want to go on record as supporting the view that this change detracts from WP use and stifles discussion, which I presumed was one of the main points of using WP. A very ill considered move. I wonder if the powers that be are big enough to admit when they have made an almighty **** up. We shall see.

    #1177192

    pellymade
    Member

    I’d like to contribute my total dislike for the new “My activity” button. It messed up the whole reader section for good.
    I am constantly having problems with the infinite scroll and my favorite “posts I like” feature doesn’t contain all the likes that I’ve made. All great content I came back for reference is ruined.
    It is a really bad move ( like the change they made for “likes”) and I can’t understand why they continue on this path.
    I have been a WP blogger for only 2 months now but I realised that our opinion doesn’t count at all.

    #1177193

    artphotowall
    Member

    In ‘activities’,
    Why
    oh
    why
    would
    I
    want
    to
    see
    only
    my
    own
    disjointed
    out-of-conext
    comments
    rather than a threaded conversation showing what I and the other person have said
    ?

    #1177194

    ameliespp
    Member

    Now the bLogs You May Like is in between every post in my reader? And the spam filter is no longer working. I got 4 spam comments in one day. Hey WordPress, how about bringing back comments I made and fix the glitches instead of ruining my blog?

    #1177195

    ameliespp
    Member

    I was also unsubscribed from this forum for some reason. 3 glitches in one week. Nice.

    #1177196

    jubilare
    Member

    In ‘activities’,
    Why
    oh
    why
    would
    I
    want
    to
    see
    only
    my
    own
    disjointed
    out-of-conext
    comments
    rather than a threaded conversation showing what I and the other person have said
    ?

    An excellent question. I have to wonder how this change was considered a viable replacement for “comments I’ve made.”

    Please, WP, bring back the “Comments I’ve made” on the dashboard, at least until you find a way to solve this problem. You will lose far fewer users if you do, and cut down on our frustration and anger at the changes you are making.

    #1177198

    elisasspot
    Member

    I, too have stopped getting comment notification that I, in no way asked to have happen. (in the forum)

    #1177201

    phtasmagoria
    Member

    It’s been a long time so I thought I’d check to see if they had turned it back on for us, but they didn’t. The “comments I’ve made” link is just a big white empty page now.

    #1177202

    artprop
    Member

    I have only just noticed that there is a “Reader” on the .com WordPress. Which version did it come in with?

    I have other blogs self-hosted with .org WordPress. If I upgrade to the latest version of the software, will I get stuck with “Reader” there also?

    #1177203

    timethief
    Member

    @artprop
    WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate.

    #1177204

    timethief
    Member

    Import-ant News for Google Reader Users
    The big news on the internet the last couple of days has been that seminal RSS reader Google Reader will be shutting down on July 1, 2013.
    Here’s a related link > http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/google-reader/

    #1177205

    artprop
    Member

    @timethief

    WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate.

    Yes, I know that. But I was under the impression that the software available from wordpress.org tracks, perhaps with a delay, that made available on wordpress.com.

    Like, for example, the multi-blog upgrade that arrived at .org with version 3.0.0.

    Since Version 3.0, WordPress includes new multisite features, meaning that it can run many blogs, even with their own separate domains, on one WordPress …

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