: A Friendly Request
Neel (or, perhaps, some other NK) says, of marginalia:
Can you guys put long responses in full comments?
How about, if it's more than a single sentence, it probably deserves its own full comment.
Many single sentences deserve their own full comment too, of course - I leave that to your own sense of rightness.
1. On 2005-11-16, Kip Manley wrote:
Oh, all right. —But marginalia’s a neat toy, and anyway, while it’s harder on the one hand to find and track new commentish things, it’s easier on the other to say, here is the specific context I’m addressing. Not excusing, mind. Just explaining.
The lack of a sidebar listing of new marginalia is the real killer for me. If the neat stuff is in the marginalia, its back to scanning every thread for new marginilia, and then clicking to see if the new marginilia is a critical essay, or a "Me Too!" Too much work, too many things get missed.
But I'm not offering to code the changes I'd love to see, so I'll shut up now.:)