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cdevroe
cdevroe
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amit
amit

@cdevroe True. I tend to ignore the minor issues or UX problems given how valuable the platform is becoming. I have gotten in a habit to post more, get more perspectives on those and then of course learn a lot. With community already involved, experience can only improve.

Ron
Ron

@cdevroe Two brilliant postings in a row. Keep up the good work!

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smokey
smokey

@cdevroe Good point about the bumpy spots during the growth and figuring-it-all-out stages.

Regarding the timestamp links, I think maybe the best thing would to be to have a “Conversation” item in that metadata+actions line for every post or comment, or to switch and make timestamp link always load the conversation and then add a “Source” link (only on posts) that gets you to the native blog post. Hmm, initially, I’d favored the former, but writing this out now, I think maybe I’ve switched to the latter. It’s a change from what is now, but a change towards better consistency, and perhaps make the whole thing more self-explanatory (and more easily discoverable).

To me, this confusion+lack of entry to conversation on posts (vs from comments) is the biggest frustration I have with the web version, and I hope it rises in priority as Micro.blog signups increase. But it’s a minor frustration in the scheme of things—once you’ve learned the nuances—so it’s less of a bump and more of a pebble.

akurjata
akurjata

@smokey @cdevroe Yeah, I definitely keep clicking on timestamps expecting to see people’s replies to a post. It’s a tough thing to solve, I think— being both an RSS feed and a conversation platform at once. I’m curious what the longer-term plan is on this front