Simply Threaded 1.0

Movable Type's flat comment listings often make it hard to track multiple conversations (or threads) and even harder to specifically reply to a comment. Simply Threaded is a quick plugin, inspired by Vox's smart comments, I threw together that attempts to tackle this problem.

Simply Threaded

As the screenshot demonstrates, Simply Threaded adds a Reply link to each comment which can be used to directly reply to a comment. You can then use a simple container template tag to show this relationship in your comment listing.

Simply Threaded has been installed on Movalog so feel free to give it a try in the comments on this entry!

Simply Threaded is a free plugin but you are encouraged to support it by making a donation of at least $5.00.

23 Comments

Yudel said:
on Dec 11, 2006 8:48 AM | Reply

I'm just testing this... it look amazing

Yudel said:
on Dec 11, 2006 8:49 AM | Reply

Actually, I'm generally not a fan of threaded messages.. but this is wonderfully executed!

Christian Watson said:
on Dec 11, 2006 8:50 AM | Reply

Yes, I'm pretty impressed too!

cesare said:
on Dec 11, 2006 1:46 PM | Reply

It's nice for me too! I will give it a try.

Jesse Gardner said:
on Dec 11, 2006 10:29 PM | Reply

Very nice...

Thomas said:
on Dec 12, 2006 11:06 PM | Reply

Hey, nice plugin!

Rook said:
on Dec 18, 2006 11:05 PM | Reply

Okay, I am giving it a try as well. Oh, and were did you pick up the preview window on the right?

demonsurfer said:
on Jan 2, 2007 3:45 PM | Reply

heads up Arvind - just got 40+ emails advising of new entries on movalog.. something's not right..

demonsurfer said:
on Jan 2, 2007 3:47 PM | Reply

..and just got a bunch more.. have opted out of subscriptions.

Steph Mineart said:
on Jan 7, 2007 3:50 PM | Reply

Testing the threaded plugin..

Eric said:
on Jan 24, 2007 9:24 PM | Reply

Interesting, I've never seen the preview thing either!

Ryan Saghir said:
on Feb 10, 2007 6:13 AM | Reply

This is incredible, exactly what I've been looking for. (Preview is great too.)

Feygele Goy said:
on Feb 20, 2007 1:37 AM | Reply

Ironically, it doesn't look like anyone tried responding using the reply function...

I'll have to look at the results and see if I want to give this plugin a spin.

Feygele Goy said:
on Feb 20, 2007 1:41 AM | Reply

...But aren't threaded comments supposed to appear a different color?

Madonna said:
on Feb 23, 2007 8:55 PM | Reply

I'm Testing the threaded plugin and it looks very nice thanks

Testing said:
on Mar 16, 2007 2:27 PM | Reply

testing a reply

Les Jones said:
on Apr 18, 2007 8:02 PM | Reply

OK, I'll be that guy - the one who replies to someone's comment to see how the threading looks. :-)

Les Jones said:
on Apr 18, 2007 8:11 PM | Reply

Oh, OK. I guess I was expecting something more visual. I didn't notice the "replied to" part.

martin said:
on Jun 14, 2007 2:57 PM | Reply

Ironically, it doesn't look like anyone tried responding using the reply function...

I'll have to look at the results and see if I want to give this plugin a spin.

Mike Call said:
on Jun 21, 2007 2:39 AM | Reply

Wow, the plugin looks very nice.

weakish said:
on Jul 29, 2007 3:41 PM | Reply

just try it.

j said:
on Aug 15, 2007 2:49 AM | Reply

does this thread?

anon replied to weakish's comment:
on Aug 29, 2007 3:51 AM | Reply

Testing this out.