If i click on a link in my mail about a reply to my comments here on Yahoo, please make my comment the top one when I link to the article.
Make my comment the top one when i link to it from my mail or notifications. I am tired of having to search for my comment out of a thousand other replies.
Quinn Blackwood commented
If you have that feature, "reply to ----", from your email or under the notifications drop down (bell icon), then it would be nice if it actually worked.
I want to reply but don't have a day or two, to read 2000+ comments to find the comment I want to reply to.
Bob A commented
Why are you just giving lip service to your comments section? Fix it. Having to search through hours of comments in order to respond to a comment is just ridiculous. You guys used to be WAY better than this.
When I try to respond to a comment someone made in response to me, I either have to spend forever searching for the comment or I'm advised that the question is not available. Why does this keep happening? Are you trying to stymie discussions?
You post a comment and get an email telling you that you have a reply. You read the reply and click on reply to them... You are unable to post a reply because you are taken to the beginning of the article and may have to sort through thousands of reply's before you find your own post and the replies to yours. Fix the link to take you directly to your post only
c b commented
#Say No to Religious and LGBTQ+beliefs in minor childrens public schools and tv shows!
Copy paste and pass it on
John Zanella commented
I find this problem irritating as well! Why send the emails if you can't respond to your comments....and I know it's not a computer cliché!
mike sisco commented
I think what you are talking about is the comment section at the bottom of articles. If that is it, yahoo doesnt do the comments. That section is a routine from a company called "Openweb". They wrote it, run it and control it. Yes, it is trash. It's a terrible piece of programming and whatever yahoo is paying them to maintain it is FAR too much, even if yahoo is getting it for free.
As far as the problem of locating your post, there is a convoluted way to find it without too much searching. Try this:
In your email, click on the respond link
when the page opens, click on the "show more comments" link and let a longer page load
Once that opens, scroll back up to the top of the comment section where your own profile picture appears
To the right of that, you will see a little icon that shows notifications
That also has the name of the person responding to you and a little of your post.
You then can scroll through those to find the particular one you are looking for.
From what i have seen, they are in no particular order so its a pain to find them sometimes but not as bad as scrolling through the comments themselves.
Click on the one you are looking for and it SHOULD load right up. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesnt.
And be CERTAIN to click the "show more comments" before you do the search through the notifications on the section itself. Otherwise it messes up and you have to close the whole window and start over.
Truth is, that comment section has gotten to be such utter garbage that i dont even bother with it anymore. Its 90% foreign trolls and bots doing nothing but shitposting.
Good luck with it, Hope it helps.
You post a comment on an article. After you posted it a reply is made and yahoo emails you that someone replied to your post. Problem is when you click on the reply to that person you have to scroll thru over a thousand posting just to find your one post and the reply. Set up the email notice to take you directly to your posting only so that you can reply to that person. Presently your site makes you have to scroll through every post to find yours.. that is insulting.
Brian Ploegstra commented
Trying to find my comment that someone replied to that is buried deep in the thread is impossible. This is an idiotic design. Take me right to where I want to be, then collapse everything down and make me search for it??? What is the point of that? And this has been a problem for weeks, since one of your less intelligent updates. C'mon guys. Hire a programmer with a brain.
Barton Tromley commented
In order to see your comment history: click on your profile icon/picture next to the comment box, a list of your most recent comments will show up....DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!
Chris Hutson commented
YAHOO PLEASE LISTEN TO US. This is happening to MANY of us and it is infuriating. Why even alert me to a reply and give me the option to reply if you are not going to hold your end up? If I click reply it will take me to the comment in question and if I am fast enough I can click on the REPLY underneath said comment, the field may even open up like it is going to let me but then it just takes me to the top again burying my comment and making replying impossible. But hey if I click on reply from email and it opens up another Yahoo tab then you get another click, another hit you can show to your advertisers and that is after all the only thing you care about. Could you explain yourself? I mean your Puritan style "moderation" is bad enough but even if we abide you still make this impossible. Yahoo used to be awesome now you are terrible. If I didn't have to change my email address on everything I would ditch you guys with a quickness.
Robert Nunya commented
I'm pretty sure this is by design. That's why they censor you in the first place. They don't want conversation which is why they don't change anything people are complaining about.
Matthew Barnisky commented
Yahoo redirects me a page so I can reply and then while in the middle of replying it boots that off the screen and is nowhere to be found. I cannot reply to replies which Yahoo alerts me to in my emails
I receive e-mail notice of reply's to my comments, yet I'm unable to reply to them because your site sends you back into the general comments section and you have to scroll through hundreds of comments before you find yours.