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Responding Directly

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jan 28, 2008 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Starting today you might notice something different in the comments of the blog. We’ve created a plugin for WordPress that allows our blog authors to reply directly to a comment and have that reply appear next to the original comment. This should minimize many of the “@username” responses in our comments.

Comment Response

Currently, this feature is only available to the blog authors (you’re used to seeing their responses in red). We’ve debated opening up the option to everybody (and we may still), however, the question we always ask is, “Are we trying to replicate too many forum functions?” The other fear is that threaded comments would turn into this:

First!

As for you WordPress geeks out there, we plan on releasing this plugin along with one other very soon. More on that in a bit.

//Add Your Own

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+ Canthor on January 29th, 2008 at 2:07 am said:

Excellent! Finally a nice enhancement:
- respond directly (and the frequency is good enough for me)
- do not open up responses to public in red. How about a different color (green) and closed like the ‘Twisty’ plugin used in Twikis? That way I as a reader have a choice to read just the reply and if i want to, the community replies…

Great addition!


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+ Insane_Rooster on January 29th, 2008 at 2:16 am said:

So you’ll be giving back to the community by releasing your own created plugin? That’s awesome?


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+ Kenshin001 on January 29th, 2008 at 2:28 am said:

Good feature. Hope to see more feedback from the people at Sony too regarding various issues, not least the region locked DLC issue which is preventing people who imported games from using any subsequent DLC released. There is a 300 post thread on this in the Warhawk section of the Playstation forum by people who can not use/purchase the Omega Dawn pack. Some response from Sony would be appreciated instead of the blanket of silence.


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+ maluraq on January 29th, 2008 at 8:07 am said:

Can I beg for a digg style voting system to show my personal approval/disapproval of what others have to say and how I feel about a story in the blog? I think Sony would find it much more valuable to see that someone’s comment got a +352 and a few replies than to see the same post repeated 1000 times.

Voting for logged-in members only of course and once per IP address per post. :)


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+ Joe on January 29th, 2008 at 8:36 am said:

I have a question is there any chance of having an edit button so you can edit your posts. Also is there any chance of adding a delete button too. Like say your PC sent in two posts this way you could delete one and make the blog not messy at all.


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+ elprimodebklyn96 on January 29th, 2008 at 2:36 pm said:

haha if you got paid by page view you would be Rich. i see you like the sub commenting thing


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+ Janos2615 on January 29th, 2008 at 6:32 pm said:

Nice Feature I like it alot.


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+ wes_jett2008 on January 29th, 2008 at 10:16 pm said:

@96

Since when can actiblizzard control what is used on sony’s console…They did’nt try that crap on the 360,Ps3 gamers are getting unfair treatment.


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+ benb1138 on January 29th, 2008 at 11:20 pm said:

I like how you’re getting more personal with the sony fans. maybe now you can answer a question of mine. are there any plans to make a white, battery cover for the longer lasting battery for those of us who bought a ceramic white psp?


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+ Danger-x on January 30th, 2008 at 11:46 am said:

Sony you are starting to get annoying with your updates 2.10 is crashing the network!. and my Blue-Tooth sucks it keeps freezing the PS3! As of today I give up with your promises/ You only lie to us waiting an Eternity for a much needed update patches! in fact I should get rid my PS3.It is tomorrow January the 31st! And there is not a 2.11 update! You have got to be joking!.Eric Lempel sucks with his so called commments from the 2008 Winter CES show “Oh we will be definitely be releasing in 2008 XMB!”.Yeah right then prove it Mr Hotshot!..”600 bucks and you can’t provide a serious big update to fix the PS3 Keyboard support should be for all games! An Instant Chat Messenger Client,And Music for all games when playing in any place online etc! And these were mentioned months ago E3-2005-06-07! and there not out as of yet! God wake up!


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+ Danger-x on January 30th, 2008 at 11:57 am said:

Also we still can’t edit our avatars the way we want to from perhaps our Computer?!?.Why?..Your avatars by the way are stupid Theres not enough in there to chose from only 43?.Boring! It should be by now 100!


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+ Scarecrow on January 30th, 2008 at 1:30 pm said:

This is way better, saves a lot of time when it comes to searching out who you guys replied to.


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+ wolverine81 on January 30th, 2008 at 10:19 pm said:

@ Jeff

What happened to the external links on the sidebar? As well as the threespeech links? I really liked having those there. They were a great source of info. Can you guys please put them back up?


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+ Danger-x on February 15th, 2008 at 11:16 am said:

???They don’t deserve it by getting paid for slacking off!..Updates?.Like when?.March May?.That is Pathetic! lol.And Sony is Racist to European Culture I typed in the forums replying about Germany Says PS3 is 1# because someone asked me to reply in that way and I did and I said this in German because it is true “The Truth Hurts Doesn’t It!” I said this Yes German People Are not dumb!.
Ja Deutsch Leute sind nicht dum! and then in English when buying new stuff..And instead I get banned for it.Damn Sony your Moderators should get flanked for being Racist!..Hey Maybe they should go back to College and Learn proper Language Skills! lol.Losers


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