Starting today we are simplifying Comment Capsule options for a more consistent reader experience and one that aligns more with standard practices in the online publishing world right now. Here’s a list of changes we’ll be making:

All articles will be required to have a Comment Capsule and it will be the last capsule in the article. You will no longer be able to create articles with no Comment Capsules, multiple Comment Capsules, or Comment Capsules located anywhere but the bottom of the page.

Comments will always be displayed from newest to oldest, and Comment Capsules will display up to 100 of the newest comments before requiring the reader to load more. We are also removing the option to disable further comments.

This change will be applied to both new and existing articles. Authors who previously had no Comment Capsules in their articles or had the Disable Further Comments option checked will now have a Comment Capsule with the settings automatically changed to only accept comments from signed-in users and require the author to approve all new comments before they show up on the article.

Posted by:HubPages Admin

7 replies on “Comment Capsule Standardization

  1. It would be nice to show maybe 50 comments instead of 100… page load times and all.

  2. I don’t like this change at all. I purposely had no comment capsules because people were leaving me abusive comments or just comments where they want to argue with me. Just seeing the comments was very upsetting. Apparently I can delete them, but now I will be forced to see them again.

    1. Hi Jean,

      Comments will not appear unless you approve them, so you can simply choose never to check them, and they will never show up on your article without authorization from you.

      1. Exactly Christy, for example, if there are any abusive comments you can delete that. These days, every panel give this opportunity to its users so that they can get rid of spam comments.

      2. Christy I agree with you, but you can not forget the fact that if you do not approve the comments, this can cause the readers not to return to your website, have you thought about it?

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