(Originally published on the Observation Deck)

I've been trying to figure out the structure behind the new commenting system and what possible iterations came before it. This is the best I could come up with.

Kinja V0.1:

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It seemed like a good idea. Stable memory, difficult to hack but the stylus kept scratching the touch screens so they had to scrap it. (They just don't make tablets like they used to.)

Kinja V0.2:

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Again, another nice stable platform but Annalee and Charlie Jane complained about the lack of vowels.

Kinja V0.3:

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This system had 2012 written all over it. Sadly, they missed the deadline.

Kinja V1.0:

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Now we've got it. Threads going down. Threads going across. Some threads are longer than others. It's perfect! We'll base our new system for the second decade of the twenty-first century on five hundred year old technology. What could possibly go wrong?

What do I think of the new system?


At the risk of sounding like Denton's pet poster (see also: http://quasi_hatrack.kinja.com/good-things-ab… ), I do see some good points to the quipu approach. On a post like Geesejuggler's Book Club it will help to keep conversations on specific books easier to follow since they'll be on one string while another book goes on the next string. Thursday Tales should benefit from this approach as well.