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Indented Annotations

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I think it would be nice to have indented annotations. It adds just the slightest bit more organization and structure to any old list (which is what the annotations are now) without clunky html-emulated [+] and [-] and reloading of actual threading.

So, for those who like big laundry lists of comments, it seems very little different.

You get all the comments in one load, you can still respond to multiple comments in one annotation, etc. There is just a slight indentation on some annotations.

For those who would like to see threaded annotations, this happens to look somewhat like it!

Everybody's happy.

lawpoop, Aug 18 2003


       If it's going to scrunch everyone's comments   

       ___________over to the side of the screen
___________so there's only room for one
___________word on each line

       _________________________then I don't
_________________________want it


phundug, Aug 18 2003

bristolz, Aug 18 2003

       Beware of un-indented consequences.
Amos Kito, Aug 18 2003


       Besides, everyone's comments are *already scrunched over* when they are right next to the idea. No one complains about that.   

       It would take an ass-load of levels to indent annotations *to where they already are* when they appear next to the idea. And those are the first ideas to appear! SO YOU CAN'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT.   

       Also, each comment would have an annotate link beneath it. That's how halfbakery.com knows how much to indent.
lawpoop, Aug 18 2003

       How about a system that changes upper to lower case?
bristolz, Aug 18 2003

                 Only one pixel? Why bother with something that small? Gotta vote against this one. Anything that serves to make the bakery look like other threaded message boards is evil and dastardly.
waugsqueke, Aug 18 2003

       I was kidding about the One Pixel. But it doesn't have to be very big.
lawpoop, Aug 18 2003

       Remember, there is no mention of changing annotation locations here, it's just indentation.   

       Annotations are still listed chronologically.
lawpoop, Aug 18 2003

       indented as compared to what?   

       And I can complain about anything I want, missy.
ato_de, Aug 18 2003

       NO YOU CAN NOT.
lawpoop, Aug 18 2003

       I have to throw in with the rest of the crowd on this. I'm not quite grasping how "It adds just the slightest bit more organization and structure". Unless annotations are linked to one another as with threaded annotations and the indentation is controlled the same way as with actual threaded annotations, what will determine the level of indentation for an annotation?   

       So far, it sounds like the proposal is for threaded annotations. I guess that means I'm missing something since "THIS IS NOT THREADED ANNOTATIONS".
half, Aug 18 2003

       Please stop pulling on threads. You're unraveling the whole idea.
Worldgineer, Aug 18 2003

       Quite the yarn.   

       This whole run of puns is hanging on by a thread.   

       "Don't thread on me"?
half, Aug 19 2003

       [lawpoop] - you spend enough time griping about the layout of the half-bakery - I'm really starting to wonder about how your browser is set up.   

       This is not intended as an insult. I went to visit my sister a few months back, and introduced her to the 'bakery. We brought it up on her machine, and it looked terrible. We looked at one of my little ideas, and it came out to about 40 screens long, with fifteen character lines.   

       You might be trying to fix a problem the rest of us don't see.
lurch, Aug 19 2003

                                       Yeah, what lurch said.
thumbwax, Aug 19 2003


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