jarrod
jarrod

For the Micro.blog fans: I just released version 1.0 of the ‘Open Micro.blog Reply’ shortcut! Get it here from the HeyDingus Shortcuts Library.

Ever have trouble getting back to the conversation from a reply you made that’s on your Micro.blog site? This shortcut will bring you right there!

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pimoore
pimoore

@jarrod This is so full of win, thanks Jarrod!

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jarrod
jarrod

@jarrod Granted, after making the shortcut, I did also just fix the root problem by adding this bit of code to my replies.html and single.html templates:

<!-- REPLYING TO LINK -->
{{ if .Params.reply_to_url }}
<div>
    Replying to: <img src="{{ .Params.reply_to_avatar }}" width="22" height="22" style="width: 22px; height: 22px; vertical-align: top; border-radius: 11px; padding: 0px; display: inline;" alt="{{ .Params.reply_to_username }}" />
    {{ if eq .Params.reply_to_hostname "micro.blog" }}
        <a href="{{ .Params.reply_to_url }}" class="u-in-reply-to">@{{ .Params.reply_to_username }}</a>
    {{ else }}
        <a href="{{ .Params.reply_to_url }}" class="u-in-reply-to">{{ .Params.reply_to_hostname }}</a>
    {{ end }}
  </div>
{{ end }}
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jarrod
jarrod

@pimoore You bet!

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pratik
pratik

@jarrod @pimoore Yup, second the "this is great". BTW any specific reason you guys added the Replies to your blog? Do you skim them often?

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jarrod
jarrod

@pratik @pimoore Thanks! Honestly, it was just something I enabled when setting up Micro.blog and I didn't really understand what it would do. But since then, I've appreciated that I have a record — on my own domain — of my replies. I don't skim them often, but it's come in handy when I want to refer back to something I mentioned to someone else. Plus, when I browse other people's sites, I often enjoy exploring through their replies, so I assume that others might like the same for me. It's uncovered new people for me to follow, and interesting conversations. Much like the replies tab back on Twitter, I suppose.

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pratik
pratik

@jarrod That makes sense and I can see how it can be useful for discovery. I’ll add on mine too coz I do write quite a few replies 😉

BTW if you delete a reply, does it also vanish from that person’s blog? If yes, that’s better control on your “comments” than in the heydays of blogging.

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jarrod
jarrod

@pratik Awesome! 🙌 I think it deletes it everywhere, except perhaps for folks reading via Mastodon because the distribution there is kind of weird. But if you want, we can test it! I'll make a test comment on one of your posts and then delete it. We'll see if it disappears from your site.

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jarrod
jarrod

@pratik It does indeed delete your comments off others' sites. I made and deleted a test comment here, and it's gone.

Blog post with a test comment underneath.

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pratik
pratik

@jarrod Awesome. Thanks for testing it.

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moonmehta
moonmehta

@jarrod Nice.

@manton @vincent Can this be converted to a plug-in or rather baked into Micro.blog? Because it really seems like this feature should work on the hosted Replies page by default regardless of the theme.

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