OnTheWight is constantly thinking about how we can make our Trusted news publication better for you, our readers.
We’ve been working on a new upgrade for the Readers’ commenting section – as we know how popular these are.
A decade of readers’ comments
Amazingly it’s over ten years since OnTheWight (then VB) introduced the Isle of Wight to the concept/idea of commenting directly on news stories, later (2007) bringing those Readers’ comments to the front page (we have just short of 159,000 readers’ comments).
About six months back (October 2017) we provided a major update to the OnTheWight commenting system, which included reintroducing Voting on comments.
Today we release a way for readers to visit the Homepage and get a wider overview on Readers’ comments, which articles are attracting the most comments and which comments are receiving the most votes.
What can you see
Sitting in the right-hand column, it’s got three tabs across that top and these can show you three different types of info (without the page having to reload).
- Recent Comments – The latest comments that have been added
- Most Commented Articles – The articles which have received the most Readers’ comments
- Most Voted Comments – The comments that have received the most numbers of votes
We hope you like the changes made – as a reminder, here’s how the Readers’ Comment box used to look: