Dennis Hackethal’s Blog

My blog about philosophy, coding, and anything else that interests me.

Published · 1-minute read

Update on the Discussion Site

First, I needed new pages. One to post something new:

Image for post

And one to see all the posts:

Image for post

Pretty standard stuff. But notably, comments can now be made on comments, which then appear as deeply nested threads, each highlighting the passage that has been commented on:

Image for post

So what you’re looking at here is the post with the large font in the middle. It is itself a comment on the word “little” in the post above it, highlighted in gray. Highlighted in green are the passages that people have commented on underneath. In this case, someone commented on the phrase “Maybe go with "small” instead?“, which turned into a thread with another guy thanking him. The thread is indicated by the gray bar on the left hand side. Additionally, a couple of people made separate comments on the word "cutesy”. Those comments are not in a thread because they are not connected by that gray bar.

You can try out that very page here:

Next up, I’ll need to implement some navigation, as there is currently no easy way to get back to the home page. And then, the big one: actually persist these posts on a server.

If you enjoyed this article, follow me on Twitter for more content like it.

What people are saying

What are your thoughts?

You are responding to comment #. Clear


Markdown supported. cmd + enter to comment. Your comment will appear upon approval. You are responsible for what you write. Terms, privacy policy
This small puzzle helps protect the blog against automated spam.