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Wednesday, April 16th, 2003 · 10 Comments

Since one of the elements of my blog that I really value is its functioning as a forum for open discourse, I’ve created a new template to view a listing of all comments to date (link also accessible from right-hand navigation on blog main page and archives page).

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  • 1 vis10n // Apr 17, 2003 at 8:22 am

    I think it’s a great idea… and I’m not just saying that because I hated seeing a thread on comments go un-commented. Though I did think that… No, I just think it’s just a great idea.

    Now, with all that time on your hands (irony), what I’d really like to see is a notice that threads that I’d commented upon had received new comments.

    Granted, this could probably be done on my end, but I’m not a programming super-genius. Like you.

    : )

  • 2 gabe // Apr 17, 2003 at 9:05 am

    i’m glad you like the idea. and i just happen to be looking for an email notification of comment response solution, too! but haven’t yet found one…

  • 3 vis10n // Apr 17, 2003 at 1:02 pm

    Although I imagine that an e-mail responder would work, I was thinking more along the lines of a cookie-enable script that marks threads as “updated” since one’s last comment.

    Anyway, keep us abreast of developments… and I’ll be sure to put in my two cents.

    : )

  • 4 grid // Apr 23, 2003 at 10:15 am

    Any chance this will become a plugin? I would also like to be able to list all the comments ever made on my blog. Hmmm. but maybe you did this without writing any code? (I’m going to have to pull up my MT documentation again.)

    It would be especially cool to be able to sort this list by entry, or by the commenter’s name.

    I suppose in terms of plugins this would be a relatively easy one to write. (ie, maybe I should tackle it myself!)

  • 5 gabe // Apr 24, 2003 at 8:35 am

    It’s quite easy to create this template. Here’s the code:

    <div class=”blog”>
    <h2 class=”date”>
    All Comments

    <div class=”blogbody”>
    <h3 class=”title”>Comments to Date: <$MTBlogCommentCount$></h3>

    <MTComments lastn=”1000000″ sort_order=”descend”>
    <$MTCommentDate format=”%m.%d.%Y”$>: <MTCommentEntry><a href=”<$MTEntryLink$>#comment-<$MTCommentID pad=”1″$>”><$MTCommentAuthor$></a> on <a href=”<$MTEntryLink$>”><$MTEntryTitle$></a><br />


    Good suggestion about sorting by entry or commenter’s name. You could probably accomplish this fairly easily by just creating a different version of the template and a link to it. I’m sure the MT documentation can help out with this. Also, though it’s not powered by MT (it’s coming directly out of my database), my writing section has similar functionality.

  • 6 grid // Apr 25, 2003 at 10:30 am

    Hmmm… but then that list doesn’t get updated dynamically, only when you add an entry, or otherwise rebuild your page, right?

  • 7 grid // Apr 25, 2003 at 10:33 am

    I’m wrong… but how? I’m so confused.

  • 8 gabe // Apr 25, 2003 at 10:34 am

    Nope…it’s updated automatically…both on my home page & on the master comments archive page. Check it out. You’ll see both your comment & this one listed. And I haven’t done any rebuilding. Fully dynamic. 🙂

  • 9 gabe // Apr 25, 2003 at 10:36 am

    I’m not sure how it happens… you’re right that it seems to go against the MT concept of data in the database being synched with the templates, but in certain cases that rule doesn’t apply…take a look at my recent searches on my blog home page…that’s another example…using the MTsearch plugin….no rebuilding required for that functionality, either.

  • 10 Mitch Bruke // May 12, 2004 at 11:25 am

    Great site guys… Keep up the good work 🙂