Comments... sort of

I have finally implemented comments for my weblog here, however, they are slightly different from what most other sites do. I have integrated the forum with my front page comments so that any logged in user can spawn a comment thread based on any post that I make.

I figured that since this seems to happen informally on occasion, that this would be the best way to implement it. It carries with it the benefit/drawback (you decide) that only registered users of the site can make or read the comments — which are the restrictions of the forum in general.

If a post doesn’t have a comment thread, then the link “Respond via Forum” will appear below the post. If there is one already started, the link will be called “View Comment Thread (n)” where n is the current number of entries in the thread. If you aren’t logged in, neither link will be there.

Written by Colin Bate