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No more messy comments? Facebook has made a significant step towards improving comments for Pages and famous users, by finally adding comment threading. Anyone who owns a Page on Facebook knows that the abundance of comments from users can get overwhelming. Responding to users by tagging comments with their name is not the most pleasant way to get things done, and the ability to directly reply to comments can go a long way to keeping things more organized.

According to Facebook, this new system has been in test stages for months, and rumors of its coming have been around for substantially longer than that. Facebook is hoping this change will help create more open dialog in the community, which should certainly come in handy for Page owners and the users who comment on them.

Not only does threaded comments make it easier for Page owners to respond to commenters, it also ranks responses based on three key factors. This will encourage better comments from users, which should create a more engaging community for all. The factors that rank a comment are as follows:

  • Positive Feedback: The number of likes and replies to a comment will help it move to the top.
  • Connections: Connections to another person participating in the thread may cause a comment to move up.
  • Negative Feedback: Spam reports will cause a comment to fall down the list.
Page administrators can opt-in to the new comment system by going to the Manage Permissions section in their admin panel. Any Page with more than 10,000 followers will have threaded comments turned on automatically. Pages that do not opt-in will have the new feature turned on autmatically by July 10, 2013.

Will you use this for commenting on Pages, or on your own page? Will this help Facebook communities?

Source: Facebook


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