Improving the 'More Recent Comments' experience
We're finally able to focus on addressing a complaint a number of readers have voiced.
If you go the front page of Peak Prosperity and scroll down halfway, you'll find the "Recent Comments" module at the right of the page. At the top right of the module is a "More" link.
Clicking that link brings you to an experience where you can troll back through the full chronological comments history for the site. This is a useful feature.
The complaint is that there is no indication which articles/forum threads/etc the comments are for. So you're not viewing the comment in context, and you can't find a way to easily click through to the thread it appears in. I agree this is a poor experience.
We are considering 2 options for solving this problem. I'd like your input/vote on which you prefer:
Option #1: Simply add a header to each comment on the "More" page that states which article/thread it is from. This header would be hyperlinked to the article/thread. This option preserves the ability to 'Search' historic comments by keyword terms.
Option #2: Get rid of the "More" page entirely, and simply add scroll buttons to the existing "Recent Comments" module on the front page. This would allow you to click back through comments in historical order without leaving the module. The scroll button would appear like this:
In this second option, you would lose the ability to 'Search' comments by keyword terms.
Do you have a clear preference?