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reply-context-examples

Real-world examples of reply-contexts, how they are presented, visual design, UI, etc.

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Indieweb Examples

Aaron Parecki

Aaron Parecki uses p3k which shows reply-contexts for replies on aaronparecki.com:

reply to a note

Reply context with original post text (auto-linked), dt-published (linked to original post permalink), author name/photo/URL:

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reply to a deleted note

multireplies

IndieWeb examples of displaying a reply to multiple other posts

Barnaby Walters

On waterpigs.co.uk:

Reply context with original post text (@-names auto-linked), dt-published (displayed as relative time, and linked to original post permalink), author name/photo (both linked to author URL)

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Sandeep Shetty

On sandeep.io:

Reply context with original post text (using the site-wide consistent blockquote convention for quoting external content), author name (linked to author URL) and link to original post permalink. I used to also show dt-published and author photo (similar to this like-context: http://indiewebcamp.com/File:sandeep.io-like-example.png) but redesigned it to emphasize content.

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Tantek

On tantek.com: example reply context with original post permalink displayed and linked:

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Example on tantek.com of a of displaying a reply to multiple other posts example-multi-reply-showing-url-context-tantek.png

Reply to four:

Ben Werdmuller

Example on werd.io, using idno's reply context presentation:

Reply context is shown with a "reply" arrow/icon, followed with the text "Replied to a post on ", then the domain of the original post, e.g. "bret.io", and finally a colon ":", where "a post on {domain}:" is hyperlinked to the URL of the original post. This feature was introduced on June 24, 2013.

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Multiple reply contexts are also possible: idno multiple reply contexts.png

Bret.io

Reply context is shown with a "reply" arrow/icon, followed with the text "Replied to a post on ", then the domain of the original post, e.g. "werd.io", and finally a colon ":", where "a post on {domain}:" is hyperlinked to the URL of the original post.

This reply context presentation was modeled after idno as a way to get something working quickly. Still very much in development.

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Kartik Prabhu

(as of 2014-04-30) Reply context shows a "In reply to" caption followed by a list of hyperlinked urls of the original post.

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Brainstorming

reply to a photo

Mockup by Aaron Parecki of how a reply-context in-reply-to a photo post could show a thumbnail of that photo:

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Silo Examples

Twitter home page

2013-08-29 Update: As of today Twitter in-stream reply-contexts have gone live:


Starting 2013-06-03 (and ending sometime before 2013-07-23) it appears that Twitter (for some subset of users) was showing reply contexts for @-replies even when the replies are displayed *inline* in a stream!

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If the tweet being replied to is itself a reply to another tweet that is the start of the thread, all three are shown:

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As of 2013-06-06 (and ending sometime before 2013-07-23) there was a vertical ellipsis and a "View conversation" link that goes to the permalink of the tweet of the start of the thread: twitter-home-in-stream-reply-context-tweets-2013-157.png
"View conversation" - live copy of hyperlink in screenshots example.

Twitter collapses a longer threaded reply-context down to the start of the thread, a "View n more tweets" link, the tweet that's being replied to, and finally, the @-reply itself:

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"View 3 more tweets" goes to the permalink of the start of the thread, it does not expand it in-place. Seems like reasonable behavior.

As of 2013-05-27, Twitter is using this reply context UI within email notifications spam:

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  • I find the constant flips in the directionality of time on twitter.com confusing. First swapping from feed -> permalink page, now there are mini reversed feeds *within* the main feed — is it just me or is it not always obvious (especially in long conversations) which direction the conversation is moving in? --Waterpigs.co.uk 09:22, 5 June 2013 (PDT)
    • There is definitely a context-switch that happens. Not as jarring to me but consistency would be good. --Kartik Prabhu 23:30, 30 April 2014 (CDT)

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