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Update Block: Latest Comments #13931

melchoyce opened this issue Feb 18, 2019 · 3 comments


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commented Feb 18, 2019

Moved over from #1792.

Like Calendar and Archive, I looked at what a more dynamic Recent Comments block could include.

I focused on exploring the “what if’s” — what if you could approve pending comments in the Recent Comments block? What if you could reply to them?


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Does this make sense? Should we try it out?


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commented Feb 18, 2019

I love this idea. On one hand, it sits on the line whether it is an actual plugin/extending. On other, I love the idea that blocks become more dynamic.

@melchoyce melchoyce added this to Widgets in Phase 2 Feb 19, 2019

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commented Feb 22, 2019

Quickly discussed during today's accessibility bug-scrub and, besides the technical challenge (as far as I can tell this block is rendered server side, not sure it can be made dynamic) we have concerns about the overall proposal.

In terms of interaction, we don’t think the post content is the place to manage comments.

Also, with regards to approving comments, worth considering the widget-block by default displays only approved comments. That's its main purpose, as it's very unlikely authors want to display pending comments on the front end.

Same applies to replying: not sure the post content is the right place for a complex interaction that should display an additional form with additional controls etc. That would be an unexpected interaction, especially for users with accessibility needs.


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commented Jun 4, 2019

In the spirit of everything is a block, I really like this idea. I see it working in the context of block templates which is yet to come in the near future.

Can we create a future label for this?

@karmatosed karmatosed removed this from Widgets in Phase 2 Jul 16, 2019
@noisysocks noisysocks added this to To Do in Blocks Jul 19, 2019
@karmatosed karmatosed added the future label Aug 20, 2019
@gziolo gziolo added this to the Future milestone Oct 10, 2019
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