'Jump to the comment in this thread' links should be in July 17, 2002 1:12 PM   Subscribe

When viewing the comments a user has made, it would be nice to have the jump to the comment in this thread links in order. That way when you can read their comments, it makes sense. Before I realized they were out of order, it was rather confusing.
posted by jaden to Feature Requests at 1:12 PM (11 comments total)

... and when you realize that they are in order (reverse chronological) it will all make sense again.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 1:16 PM on July 17, 2002

Actually, Shadowkeeper, the ordering is inconsistent. Some are properly listed, others are jumbled. Actually, I've noticed this for quite some time, but never bothered to say anything (we all know what happens when I start a MeTa thread). Good call jaden.
posted by BlueTrain at 1:24 PM on July 17, 2002

I thought the same thing, but they're not. For instance, one of them has the following order:

2:48 PM PST on July 16
2:51 PM PST on July 16
1:53 PM PST on July 16

The first one is at the bottom, like it's supposed to be, but the other two would have to be reversed if they were in reverse chronological order.
posted by jaden at 1:27 PM on July 17, 2002

BlueTrain is right. For example, in my MetaTalk comments for a recent thread I get this:


That ain't in no kinda order, no how.
posted by timeistight at 1:29 PM on July 17, 2002

That may be true, but there's no way I'm going to admit my hasty, poorly-researched, snarky first post was wrong.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 1:33 PM on July 17, 2002

There ya go! That's the MeFi way!
posted by crunchland at 1:36 PM on July 17, 2002

Hasty? You waited a full four minutes to respond. That's an eternity in MeTa time.
posted by jaden at 1:37 PM on July 17, 2002

fixed, thanks to waxpancake. I didn't know you could sort SQL queries on more than one set of criteria.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:37 PM on July 17, 2002

It's oldest first, when listing comments, by the way. This is what I think is the best order, as that's how they are placed on the page, from oldest to newest going down.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:40 PM on July 17, 2002

Now that is the MeFi way. I pointed it out at 1:12pm and it was fixed in less than 30 minutes. Thanks Matt.
posted by jaden at 1:40 PM on July 17, 2002

Actually, please ignore my redundancy. Actually, it's been a very long day.
posted by BlueTrain at 1:58 PM on July 17, 2002

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