Tuesday Morning Open Thread: How to comment

Mr. Bond, you persist in defying my efforts to provide an amusing death for you.

Okay so lets all learn a thing or two about using the comments as well as possible so that we can all get along and nobody has to get banned looks a fool.

Keyboard navigation.

Yes, you can navigate the comments with the keyboard. If this is news to you, your whole world just melted into a comment-frenzy paradise. If it isn't, congratulations! You have read the little blurb above every comment section. It looks like this:

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That image is blurry (and lame as a result) so I'll just step through the commands:

  • C: move to the next unread comment
  • Shift-C: move to the last unread comment
  • X: mark the current comment as read
  • Shift-A: mark all comments as read
  • Z: mark the current comment as read AND move to the next unread comment
  • R: open a reply to the current comment.
It seems like a lot but it's not difficult once you get the hang of it. For example, here are some comments:

In the picture above, phonymahoney's comment has been read and Birda's are still unread. However, the middle comment there is the "selected" comment. If I hit Z from that comment, it will remove the yellow and move down. If I hit c, it will move down. If I hit X, it will remove the yellow. If I hit R, I will open a reply box and be able to type in a condescending helpful reply*.

Replies are important as we're now getting 100+ comments in the morning thread and as the playoff march continues I think that number will only go up.

There, now that you're all commenting experts go forth and show us what you've got. Lightning tonight.

Non-Bruins Highlight of the night:


Steven Stamkos scored his franchise-record 53rd goal of the season last night but none of them were as pretty as this Jason Spezza dangle.

*actual content of replies not guaranteed, your mileage may vary

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