Great news! We’ve added some new features to our commenting tools. You may have noticed a couple of changes right away.
NEW! Now you can mention another commenter by their guest number or just by starting to type the name they use on our site. In this case, I start typing Susan Reader and it recognizes Susan right away. If I click on the yellow box, Susan’s # is pasted into the comment with an @ symbol in front. Now Susan will receive a notification by email that she has been mentioned in a comment. Marker 1 in the image below shows how that looks in use. YOUR EMAIL STAYS PRIVATE! At no time will we share your email with anyone unless we are complying with a legal order.
NEW! As requested, we’ve added the ability to search comments. Marker 2 shows us the new search field and search menu. When you click the menu you can limit your searches to author, email or comment content.
Old features not often used!
We still have all of the other great features, such as the formatting bar (seen below at the bottom of the typing area where you can add bold, italic, etc., etc.) and the ability to sort by newest, hottest, and now most voted.
And yes, we brought back the up/down vote. This feature was abused by some readers last time we tried it out, so we turned it off. This time around we’re going to give this a try and see how it goes. Please try to keep the good vibes going, but if you must use the down-vote, do so sparingly. See the Flag below if you think a comment violates our rules.
There are a couple more handy features we’d like to point out: Every comment has a link. If you hover to the right of the name and time a comment was posted you’ll see a comment ID appear and a little red flag. The comment ID is actually a link to that particular comment. So if you’d like to share a comment with someone click that and the link to the comment will be copied to your clipboard where you can paste it wherever you like.
Clicking the red flag will mark the comment as having violated our rules of conduct for posting. It notifies the moderators that one of our readers found a comment to be objectionable and possibly in violation of our posting rules. Use this sparingly, but if you see obvious false information, someone trying to advertise something (SPAM) or any kind of hate speech, please click the flag so that our moderators know that something is amiss with that comment.
By the way, if you haven’t ever looked at our commenting rules, now is probably a good time to go check them out.
That’s it for now. Have fun, be nice, especially when you disagree with someone, and thank you for bringing life to RVtravel.com with your comments! We always appreciate your input.