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Snippets Now Have Comments


Published in: Development, NewsPosted by Tyler on 07/23/06


I spent a couple hours at Starbucks this afternoon and added user comments to Snipplr. (A much requested feature.) Now you can post feedback, suggestions, and critiques for each snippet on the site. You can also subscribe to comments for a particular snippet by clicking on the RSS icon in the comments section (below the snippet).

In an effort to give visitors as much flexibility as possible in formatting their comments, I’ve opted to use John Gruber’s extremely useful Markdown syntax. An overview of the syntax is available to get you up to speed quickly.

As always, please send me any feedback you have. You can contact me here, or leave your comments below.

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Posted By: Roshambo on July 23rd, 2006

Much needed and much appreciated. Thank you!

Posted By: Tyler on July 23rd, 2006

That’s what I’m here for :)

Let me know of any suggestions you have.

Posted By: Roshambo on July 24th, 2006

I’m sure you’ve got plenty of requests for this one, but a rating system would really be nice. It could really help the better snippits get noticed which could be a major improvement in site the site’s usability. I personally find myself both very skeptical of some of the code in the site and overwhelmed by the amount of content.

Nonetheless, thanks for Snipplr and keep up the good work.

Posted By: 1man on July 27th, 2006

I’m not sure if a rating system is needed, the better snippets “rise to the top” by people adding them to their favorite list. del.icio.us works in the same way.
I do think there need to be a popular link which shows the favorite snippets for each tag.

Now that the comments have been added it will be possible for people to point out bad code, which can then be fixed (or not) depending on the author.

Keep up the good work Tyler, it’s really coming together.

Posted By: Tyler on July 27th, 2006

” the better snippets “rise to the top” by people adding them to their favorite list”

Good idea. I’ll add a Popular section.

Posted By: Roshambo on August 1st, 2006

1man, you’re exactly right. A popular section definately makes more sense. Tyler, thanks for considering adding one, and again, keep up the good work; Snipplr really is coming together.

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