Network news: Editable comments are coming to SB Nation

Ryan Pierse

But, there's a catch...

One of the best things about SB Nation's comment sections is forcing people to hold to their words. Other sites allow endlessly editable comments, which leads to a situation where some users parse their words, and change their message after the fact -- especially when they have a controversial point of view. Today it has been announced that SB Nation will have comments that are editable, but there's a catch.

Did you forget to put a subject on your GIF post? What about a pesky typo that snuck through? Did you accidentaly use quotes when you meant to have a link?

I've done all these before, and it can be very frustrating. Now you'll have 90 seconds to edit your post, and finalize it. Once those 90 seconds are up, you're done. There will be a countdown timer and a progress bar -- both of which let you know how much time you have left.

Furthermore, there's another exciting element coming: Collapsible comments! Sick of that skinny, tiny argument between two people over who the best Panthers' backup center was from 1997-99? Now you can collapse the first post, and all the replies will be hidden too.

The release is scheduled for later this week, and should add some oft-requested functionality to CSR.

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