[development] comments as nodes

William Smith william.darren at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 16:26:05 UTC 2007

Right, but this is a contrib module designed for sites that need that sort
of functionality and not headed for do.  No?


On 6/4/07, David Strauss <david at fourkitchens.com> wrote:
> Unfortunately, treating comments as nodes in response to nodes makes the
> database optimizations particularly difficult for the tracker. It's not
> impossible to make it run fast, but treating comments as special kinds
> of nodes takes much elegance out of the design.
> Robert Douglass wrote:
> > Since it came up, I'll draw everyone's attention to the nodecomment
> > module which makes comments into nodes. Rather, it uses one node type to
> > be the comment type of another node type. To me (and the other
> > Lullabots) this makes a lot of sense. All that is needed is a 1:n
> > mapping between a parent and its children and some special display. What
> > makes the nodecomment module really special, however, is that the
> > rendering of the "comments" is handed off to the views module (which is
> > a requirement), so you could display your comments in totally
> > non-traditional ways, such as in a table or in a calendar.
> >
> > One of the most useful applications that this module has found is also
> > the impetus for its creation: voting widgets in the comments that vote
> > on the parent node. I'm creating a site, for example, where the comments
> > are all ratings of the parent node, and each comment needs to have four
> > separate fivestar widgets. To do this, the comment node type has four
> > CCK fields from the fivestar module where the target of the voting is
> > set as arg(1)... meaning the fields belong to the comment nodes but the
> > votes belong to the parent node. Very cool.
> >
> > We've had clients who have requests like wanting to promote comments to
> > the front page, or rate comments, or categorize comments etc. This
> > module fills those needs.
> >
> > The release says it is beta, and I stick by that, but it is worth noting
> > that this beta code probably serves 5 million page views a day or more
> > on live (rockstar) websites.
> >
> > -Robert
> >
> > http://drupal.org/project/nodecomment
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