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Indicate shares on posts

Since comments aren't shown in timelines (the "hide replies" option is kinda badly misnamed imo — it refers to posts attached to shares) it often feels preferable to share and add your comment that way. But then on the OP's timeline, there's no indication that a discussion is happening at all! I was finding myself tempted to leave a comment like "I replied here" with a link to me share post, which is incredibly stupid.


So it would be really nice to just be able to have a count that links to a page of shares-with-comments ("replies") on a post, next to the comments link.


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While I appreciate Cohost's philosophical stance against putting numbers on posts, the ability to see what people are saying about a post is something I really appreciate about Tumblr (and, to a lesser extent, the QT list on Twitter). I think a Tumblr-style expandable window that shows replies and tags on shares would be nice even without any numbers attached. 


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There's an interesting point to this where as there are more shares you can see something like
"0 comments + 12 on shared posts"  and clicking through you see comments at each level broken out into: 

  1. [comment on @originalposter's post]
  2. [comments on @eggbug's post (first share)]
  3. [comments on @eggbug2's post (2nd share)]
But if you've a tab open on one of the earlier posts, you don't have an indication of later additions. Obviously this could get complicated with branching shares, but it could be interesting if there were a way to see later share branch comments - as then you'd likely be able to use those to navigate to the shared+additional posts themselves.

Bumping this because I've seen a couple other people on the website independently complaining about it, and because I have once again had the unpleasant experience of seeing a different share thread than the one I participated in get a bunch of attention, with no way for any of those people to find out about the other one.

Tbh I would like this because most of my followed blogs on tumblr were found through looking at notes. Not necessarily comment reblogs, just notes and neat urls that caught my eye.

I don't really use the tag index these days to find new blogs. Because of all the new users doing 'tag dumps' and promptly never posting about those topics again. Leading to vast amounts of posts tagged with X, but no actual X content. Rip, I guess.

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