• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Facebook's Recent Comment Editing Feature

    April 7th, 2011
    facebook, tech
    Facebook has recently added a feature where if you try to delete a comment you just made it instead tries to get you to edit it. Quick testing suggests that they give you ten seconds to change your mind. This is nice, especially when combined with their new "press enter to post" setting. They even say "press shift+enter to insert a new line" when you recall a comment for editing.

    The feature, though, isn't quite properly implemented. Facebook gives you the impression that because you acted quickly to edit your comment that it hasn't gone out and been published yet. In fact, as soon as you click to comment it sends out notifications. These notifications are not retracted when you bring it back to editing mode. This can be confusing, as several times a day I'll see notifications that appear to point nowhere because someone has decided to edit their comment. [1] I think facebook is internally thinking of this as a delete and then a new comment. A better way would be if they would make the ten second grace period be before the comment is official. When you made the comment, it would send it to the server, but the server wouldn't do anything for at least ten seconds. If you cancelled it to delete or edit within those ten seconds, the server would discard it.

    This would have the downside that their live commenting that they worked really hard on would have an added ten second delay. But I think it would be worth it to stop giving me notifications for things that people didn't intend to be finalized yet.

    [1] Facebook is set to send me emails on notifications, and while they are redundant and I normally don't read them, they are helpful if I'm curious about what someone said and then thought better of.

    Comment via: facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Parenting expectations and experiences

    12 people on what it was like for them The post Parenting expectations and experiences appeared first on Otherwise.

    via Otherwise June 17, 2022

    10x (engineer, context) pairs

    Your actual output depends on a lot more than just how quickly you finish a given programming task. Everything besides the literal coding depends deeply on the way you interact with the organization around you.

    via benkuhn.net June 9, 2022

    Buckingham Palace

    I love England. Especially because of the big castle called Buckingham Palace. I got to see the outside there, but my mom showed me some pictures of the inside. I love it there. But the outside doesn't look very fancy to me. But I never knew why those …

    via Anna Wise's Blog Posts April 25, 2022

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact