Unsolicited Advice


I know you didn’t ask for it, but I’m going to give you some advice nonetheless. But because my advice is unsolicited, you may feel free to completely ignore it.

Everyone has his or her own preferred way of organizing things. I pretty much follow the haphazard methodology. But I must point out that there is a right way and a wrong way to organize comments on your posts.

Okay, I know this is a real nit, but comments on your posts should appear in chronological order, with the oldest comments at the top and the newer ones below them. Otherwise, how can you expect anyone to follow the logical sequence of the comment threads when the latest comment appears first?

It simply doesn’t make sense to have the newest comments appear at the top of your comments section. That’s like making a kid take a calculus class in school before learning basic arithmetic. It’s like starting with the last chapter of a book and working your way back until you get to the first. It’s like…well, you get it, right?

It’s just nonsensical. It’s bass-ackwards.

But the good news is that you can rectify this matter quite simply in WordPress. Go to Settings, then to Discussion, and then set the comments order to “display older comments at the top of each page,” as shown in the image below. Easy peasy.

comments orders

Don’t be upside down and backwards. Do it now!

Or not. It’s your blog.

9 thoughts on “Unsolicited Advice

  1. Sight11 July 25, 2017 / 11:53 am

    I don’t think my blog has that problem, does it?

    Liked by 1 person

      • Sight11 July 25, 2017 / 12:34 pm

        How about that ice cream now? I’ve been good.. And not bass-ackward

        Liked by 2 people

  2. newepicauthor July 25, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    It boggles the mind how some writers have no clue how to handle their web pages. Oh wait you are talking about me. Seriously I have that box checked and my comments sometimes still come out bassakward.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 25, 2017 / 12:31 pm

      No, you’re comments section is fine. It’s just some of your commenters who are bass-ackwards! 😱

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sandi July 25, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    I prefer my most recent on top. I hate going to pages and have to scroll a million miles down (But I might consider changing for you when I get home on my computer.) I am in the desert…in pouring RAIN omg


    • Fandango July 25, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Yeah, I like being on top, too. Wait, we’re not talking about the same thing, are we? My bad.

      Liked by 2 people

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