Comment Pollution

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Comment Pollution

Would it be possible to restrict length or collapse the view of some of the comments?

Some members of EOTR make some passionate, yet lengthy, comments that saturates the view in the comments section. I'm not sure about the others, but I always have to scroll past those comments in order to read other posts by other users regarding each of the fights.

I'm a believer of Quality over Quantity. There's so much that can be said in just a few characters, rather than writting entire editorials. Making this adjustment on the comments section would enhance the experience of the users in the website.

Thank you.

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BTW....512 or less characters would be the limit I'd propose.

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This is ridiculous, why is it a good idea to collapse the comments? This site is for scoring fights and discussing boxing, nobody is going to go to the trouble of restricting the length of the comments or stopping them from appearing directly below the scorecards (which is how Eye on the ring was created) just so you don't have to scroll your mouse a few times, that's just stupid.

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...The write ups one of the best parts of new fights pages, and I appreciate the time and effort that is put into them. This seems like really stretching for something to complain about, because there is not enough interaction on here between anybody to have issues. The title comes off as someone looking to get certain users irritated, again no one here has enough interaction with anyone else to have developed issues, just complaining for complaining sake. Or at least that's how it comes off.

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Rorschach,
Just like you said: "There is not enough interaction on here between anybody".
Sites like the Eye on the Ring thrive as more people become participants in evaluating fights. When fight pages become overwhelmed with long comments, users can feel discouraged to engage in the discussion, as there's too much material to keep up with.
In my opinion, limiting user-content visualization would help improve participation from more people. This would also translate into more Scorecards and more traffic to the site. This practice is fairly common in many other sites which depend in user-content, being Facebook the most clear example.
At the end, this is only a suggestion pointing towards making this platform better. This is something all members want, dont you agree?

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That's a load of rubbish, you just want my long comments not to be there because you can't write an analysis of that quality, stop trying to make trouble. You never talk to anyone on here, I always welcome people to Eye on the ring and encourage them to talk boxing with us. You're saying the opposite of what is right, and what is good for this site.

Nobody is going to buy that, you're trying to cause trouble, pack it in mate, we do want to help Eye on the ring, and the best way to do that is to ingore your stupid suggestions.

And can you stop saying good stoppages are early when they are not, Golovkin vs Brook, Davis vs Walsh, Canelo vs Angulo. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, but when it comes to life threatening situations, there comes the time when enough is enough, and I take offence at it, so let's have no more of that.

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You're not buying any of this are you Chach?

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I mean, I don't know the guy and would like to take what he says at face value. However, the only time I see him post comments on here it's usually a part of a argument with you. And you're one of the nicest most fair people I've ever come into contact with anywhere on the internet, I'm being for real. But I've seen the same guy appear to irk you on more than one occasion, which is always surprising to me because you always stay very friendly and even tempered even when breaking up childish arguments between grown men. So to see this same person irritate you a few times now, it leads me to believe the topic was made specifically to get you going, because you are really the only one who writes the long well thought detailed previews/analysis/predictions comments. So it's hard not to believe this isn't specifically directed at you just to get you riled up. But that's just the way I see it, I could be wrong.

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Yeah that's fair. He comments, but never engages in conversation, with anyone, I don't want to be unfair towards him, but some of the things he says about Canelo Alvarez, Shawn Porter, I find very unfair, and the comments about stoppages, I mean, you know your boxing, it is a dangerous sport, and when we have somec clown saying the referee didn't do his job properly when really he saved the fighter who lost, it's bad, and he was very disrespectful when Porter fought Brook and lost what looked to me to be a close fight, I posted first, but I was trying to have a friendly conversation, and he responded in an unnecessary way. I mean, 'comment pollution', given that he never talks to anyone about boxing, sets a bad example with his childish comments, he has no grounds to complain, and I mean, think how much hard work Zoe or Mario would have to put in to alter the whole system of the site, and for what?, the nerve of the guy, and to make analyses have to be shorter, that was just a joke. Yeah well I mean to be fair I could be more tolerant with Alberto here, but that's nice of you to say. I think it might have been, because it is me who writes the long analysis, hence the length restrictions.

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I don't care how much you guys write in ONE post, but posting 50 one-line comments is irritating to read. Look at the Ouma-Karmazin page. That's ridiculous. I don't mind Rorschach giving his round-by-round analysis of why he scored the way he did like I've seen on a few pages. That's totally fine, makes sense and welcome as far as I'm concerned, but I saw one dude make a post that just said, "September WGAF is my birthday."

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Good point Corey, and fair. I went ahead and consolidated my 4 comments into one and erased the rest they can be deleted now on the Kassim Ouma vs Roman Karmazin page. I don't have the option to delete my own posts so someone else that has the ability should do that. As for the other guy who posted like 15 5 too 7 word comments on the same page, well good luck.

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Indeed...and those are probably worse...At least the other comments contain material. Those one liners just build up empty space.

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Basically Alberto, the deal is, if you, as someone who wants the best for a website that is good for a sport we both love, believe that you have an idea which can help the website, then I can help you with that, but you have to tell me that this forum page was not to cause any trouble, I will apologise for my misjudgement, and lack of consideration.

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Alberto, do you really say this to help the site? you don't like me, not a problem, but I would appreciate a response to this comment.