I like the concept of this very much, but…
- It’s still a lot of clicking waiting for things to load.
- It’s still a higher cognitive load than a simple continuation of what you’re already doing (scrolling)
- On mobile it would still need to be either a separate page or require giving up screen space that’s in limited availability there as it is
To return to issue #1 of dispersed comments a bit.
I’m worried if we’re not being too clever too early. If not removing p/c comments completely, how about hiding or de-emphasizing them until there’s a critical mass of people already engaged in option level comments?
My concern with why I started this discussion is community-building. Community needs an informal way of communication for it to exist. It can’t be all about the pros and cons, it has to be about “look at this cool thing I made, because I like this product so much” and stuff like that as well. And it has to be effortless.