Comments on: Comment Method Changed
A reader asked that comments only appear on these articles when they (comments) are requested.
At first, it seemed unimportant, then I realized the comments were probably the reason why the articles were losing ranking status on search engines. To a search engine, the comments create a level of "noise" because they add extraneous words (even off topic) that dilute the words of the main article.
If you liked the way it worked before, note that you can still pull up the commented article by clicking on the Cmts link next to each article title in the table of contents. Also, the uncommented article contains a direct link to the comments. The comment links now use CGI requests, so your browser will not cache the page (causing you to see an older page rather than the current one).
This may be only a one-time deal but I'd like to see a "0 Comments" or "No Comments" appear in the Link section (no necessarily in the index section though.) I say "one-time" because I had to check if there was something wrong with the page only to realize no one had left a comment before so therefore no comment link was there. Clicking on it could go to a "Be the first to comment..."
Now that I see the "1 Comments", how about checking for that single comment? = "1 Comment"
It's all part of that UC Davis pride. : )
The first time it should have said "Post Comments".
Will fix the 1 Comment.
|Arnaud (Pegasos user)|
Carl S. : Nice idea the (un)folding comments to avoid problems with seach engines bots ;-]
James_Nak : yep !
Arnaud aka bigdan
(frenchy Amiga & Pegasos user)
Mostly - it wasn't just noise and dilution for search engines; it is noise to any reader.|
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