How do I make the text in replies on my site not get narrower and narrower with each response?
Thanks in advance.
Under the discussion tab there should be an option for number of nested replies. Turning that off will make them all the same width (but will disable the ability to reply, I think)
Can I do one without the other?
Not without buying various upgrades and trying to format it yourself.
one alternative might be to get a wide theme, so the comments will be wide and the indenting not so noticable
I think I will do the other and disable the responses after so many comments.
Yeah, this is a feature I wish I could change as well.
I don’t think we can do much about anything, yet.
If you reply through the Comments in your dashboard, it will have the same width as the comment you’re replying to. But, of course, your readers can’t do that, so eventually it will still irritatingly elongate.
Lovely. : (
I se you got the answer… Caroline is correct.
Well there you go, Agno. 😉
my comment will be nested but not indented beyond the one by Caroline since I am using a reply button in from my log. If I loaded your page, my reply will be indented (I’ll add one to be sure).
2nd comment (at this Agno comment page)
Oh… interesting, I am wrong… How about that.
This time I am adding one from my dashboard log. The first one was from the short comments log list on my home page.
Let us see… hmm, crossing fingers….
Oh… all three replies to Caroline’s last comment are indented.
It seems we do not yet have a solution.
I’d have to choose to reply to my own comment to keep the indent from occurring — not likely that visitors will do that — but you can reply to their first comment rather than the last.
I was waiting to see what the answer is cause I wanted to know too.
it seems that the indenting (nesting) continues until one part or the other uses a reply at the first level or the article (end of) reply
I am too lazy to bother with this stuff. I want technology to fix itself : (
i wish i knew..
i’m sorry..i was not aware i was commenting..i was testing something..but i still wished i knew..is this your Xanga site ? i can’t use mine..i remember you helped me with my archives..
this isn’t Xanga. Our old profiles were loaded onto wordpress and you can update yours and also load your previous (backups) pages if you want to do that. You’d start here: http://xanga.com/wp-login.php
thank you very much for your fast reply..i did everything in vain..
yes, in vain..i tried and tried, to no avail..however, but my frustration is just because i think there is something i dont understand…i was under the impression that we still could use Xanga for free..i just dont know how to do it..does it mean that those who are on Xanga now are only those who pay ?…thank you for even bothering…
Yeah, us poor folk aren’t allowed to use it anymore. We may be able to sign in and view our old blogs or whatever once they’re done rebuilding the site (I just went there and apparently the site will be down tonight while they physically move their servers), but for now nobody can use the site to blog.
Who were you on xanga? And yeah I moved my xanga here. And yeah xanga has gone paysite, you can only download your archives now unless you pay.
i dont want to use your site for my own searches..anyway, i was locomotiv on Xanga..not that i was famous..i’m not a paying member..so it must be normal that i can’t find my old post..they said it was free..anyhow it’s not the end of the world..this wp is not so vibrant and interactive like Xanga..it’s more ghostlike..i will try was Hunt for Truth told me..thank you…
I remember you. And you should still be able to download your archive for free and upload it here (wordpress). It’s not hard to do. I will walk you through it if you want.
oh really ? ok…
i lost you …
Where did you lose me?
i lost you because this site feel weird , or i dont understand it…
I understand how you feel. You get used to it.
the reason it takes me so long to reply..is that i’m not used to this site, eventhough i’ve been here for over 2 years i think…
Ouch – sorry man. Are you using a smartphone?
oh well…so i lost myself in here..i know you just talked to me one minute ago..so nothing can be done..it’s ok..i dont mind really..where are your post…word press is weird..it’s hard to communicate on…thanks a million…i should come back and give my opinion on your posts sometime….
WordPress just takes some getting used to. And you might be able to log in now and DL your archives.
ok….did you want to help me ?
let’s start then..if the library does not cut me off…
ok let’s try..if you can reach me…
Okay are you on a smartphone or a computer? You need a computer. Go to http://xanga.com/wp-login.php and login (special login link) and apparently you can still read blogs, not sure if you can post. From there there is an archive link on the side menu, follow it and download your archive.
i’m on a computer at the library..i can read some blogs..but it would be nice to see my old pictures..i think i did upload my archives 5 times so far..i think i will give up..thank you anyway..i still will go to this above link..i just missed some people over there..that’s the only reason…
What went wrong? And your pictures are in your archives.
nothing went wrong ..i will try again..
i have the xanga page but it’s all in html…now what should i do ?
Go to your dashboard in wordpress and click tools>upload, select wordpress upload and upload it. You may have to unzip the files first, and the library computer might not have the program to do that. Also if you downloaded the file but can’t save it (library computer) then just email it to yourself, that way you will have the attachment stored in your email forever.
Then once you have it go to your screen name in the top right, click your name to go to your dashboard. On the left menu mouse-over tools and select “import”, then select the wordpress blog option (your xanga blog is wordpress format), select the file and upload it. Let me know if you get stuck or have any questions.
i will try perhaps tomorrow..i’m losing even this page..definitely there is something i dont understand..i dont really need these pictures..i am exhausted..thank you so much for helping me…
No worries, feel better. And I won’t be online tomorrow (have to work) but if you have any questions or problems respond and I will get back when I can. Aparently you will be able to download your archive even after they publish “xanga 2.0”.
they close in 4 minutes. thank you..i will read your instructions tomorrow…
your patience is remarquable…
You’re welcome, and don’t be so down on yourself. It takes 2 seconds to help you out, I’m not moving mountains or anything. And having trouble with technical stuff is not shameful, tons of people do. There are whole industries that center around helping people with computer problems and training people to use computers.
Mark, you were kind and patient… thanks for helping blogmefast/locomotiv
indeed he is…
No worries, glad to help.
i copied your instructions by hand and will try again here on wordpress..thanks…..
Hope it works out for you, if you need any help lemme know.
check out the way that the TWENTY ELEVEN theme groups comments… it would seem that you can limit indents as Adam Benton says and still have them set off… you can preview themes in the appearances interface.
I don’t even know where to begin with the settings stuff. I am too lazy to dig into it for now. But I will check it out when I do, thanks.
OK… let me know if you want any help.
Will do, thanks.
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