I thought I had recovered from my poll addiction, but I awoke this morning at 3.00am with a burning desire to publish yet another irrelevant question for my hapless reader:
Do you prefer the comments box to be a pop-up or the next page?
This poll was inspired by a conversation in Robyn’s comments section last week. And when I say inspired, I mean that this is the best freakin’ idea of my life! Gasp in wonder along with me.
Anyhoo … I have a bit of a beef with next page comments because it means you load the original webpage, read some stuff, feel the urge to leave a little something for the blogger, and then you have to wait while the whole comments page loads. You leave your witty, humourous, and sensitive opinion, then you have to wait again for the main page to load before you can read the previous blog entry and its associated comments.
I’m lucky because I live in the magical land of not only wasabi chocolate and tiny men, but also of super-fast fibre-optic cable internet access. I can browse at the speed of lightning but not everyone has such an awesome connection. It would totally blow if you were on dial-up or slower broadband, as I was not so long ago.
On the other hand, if you read a blog with a pop-up comment box, you can continue to scroll up and down the main page as you reference particular points and notes in your thoughtful response to their hard slogged prose. You also don't have to wait for the various pageloads.
So, dear reader, I put it in your safe hands. You may choose more than one response from this objective list:
* I've seen you lurking there day after day. Time to say hello.