One of the things I really wish I had, because it was so tremendously helpful in growing community, is a better comment system. This was the feedback I’d collected from some authors using Patreon about issues they have with it:
• Threading is poor; it looks like you can only reply once to a person and then threading stops (this decreases engagement and slows the growth of the community).
• Carriage returns post the comment instead of putting in line breaks (lack of line breaks makes for “wall of text”-like comments, and no one likes to read those).
• System does not appear to notify people of replies so they can return and continue the conversation.
Does anyone else have any wishlists for the comment system? I really miss seeing my Patrons talk to one another more…!