Using this topic as an example - [View per IP].
: How many views are counted per IP?
2nd comment: mcwumbly - “oh… is that how its done?”
Click “2 replies”.
codinghorror: “No, that is not how it is done.”
a. Scroll down or
b. Click “jump to later reply”
And I see the exact comment I’ve just read when I’ve clicked “2 replies”. "codinghorror: “No, that is not how it is done.”
So two issues:
- Jump to later reply doesn’t seem to serve a purpose.
- Repetition. The comments revealed when you click “x replies” are also repeated when you scroll down past the “replies”.
Ditch the “jump to later” arrow and only display a comment once. If the comment is a reply, display that comment only when someone clicks “x replies”.
Ditch the “x replies” link. Having the same comment displayed twice is redundant. The user can click the expand (down arrow) on the quote, or jump to the quoted post. If the “x replies” link is ditched, then there’s also a case for removing the “Reply” button on each comment. Instead, just quote the darn comment.
UPDATE: The “x replies” link doesn’t appear on the tablet UI. Only at larger resolutions does this problem occur. The “jump to later” link also “works” on tablets.