StoryGraph users can comment on the reading activity/review of their friends
Oct 20, 2021
We’re thinking of adding in the ability to comment on your StoryGraph's friends’ reading updates and/or reviews (if your friends have commenting turned on!).
There’ll be settings for comments. So you’ll be able to have StoryGraph friends, but commenting disabled (which will be the default).
What do you think?
I’m with others that I’m not sure I necessarily want to see people fight over character pairings or things like that in comments, but I’d love a reaction button! Maybe even a few reaction options.
I like the idea but I don't want it clogging up my homescreen. Can we make it that you have to go to the Community tab to access?
milpeaches I don't envisage this sort of thing being on the homepage until the homepage is customisable!
I love the idea of being able to "like" or "thumbs up" the reviews I find helpful. When reading a review that's particularly thoughtful, I often wish I could give that internet stranger a high-five to show appreciation for their insight.
I think that this would be a great way to cultivate the Community vibe even more within the App. I appreciate that there are people who might not want this, so I think having the option to toggle this on and off like other options already in the app and future updates - is really smart and making this app as fully community oriented as best as possible.
YES please! Or even just ability to "react" to a friend's review, not necessarily comment. Something to expand the current "like" button to emoji reactions (shocked, interesting, sad) or something bookish like "thanks for the reco!" or "added to my to read!" or "i like this too!" or "this book made me feel frustrated!"
I think hyping people's review up is an amazing way to encourage people to post their reviews, if this makes sense. Thank you!
Not going to lie, I've enjoyed not having a comment feature. But having a settings for comments would be amazing if SG adds this feature.
romanceschmomance Yes, there'll be a setting and it'll be default off, even if you have friends! :-D
This would be great! I think being able to comment on updates and reviews would make things feel a lot less isolated
Yes! I just did a post on IG about The storygraph and the thing people said they wanted the most was this. Basically better community vibes. The ability to interact more with others.
That would be really great!
I love the settings option, because I want SG to be more a tracking part and not a social media part for me. So super awesome!
I'd love to be able to comment on what my friends are reading. At the moment, I have to remember which username is which friend and then go to another platform to actually interact with them.
I'd love it if eventually this kind of activity could be filtered into the book page - kind of like the reading challenges. So you can see you and XXX discussed this book' as a bit of reminder of why I might want to read it next.
This is definitely the one thing I miss most from GR, the ability to interact with my friends. I think people would really love this.
I'd love it - I would also love to be able to compare my stats with my friends stats, would that be possible?
Yes, that's a potential feature, but that's not related to this potential update! There's this post that might be more fitting: https://roadmap.thestorygraph.com/requests-ideas/posts/see-stats-for-all-users.
I would love to be able to talk to my friends about the books they are reading, and I'd love to read their opinions on my books.
Just to say, while I'm not expecting The StoryGraph to replicate what cough other sites offer, I am personally really missing elements of interactivity - particularly being able to comment/receive comments on reviews. I may well be in a minority here but I like the community aspects of reading as well as the, uh, reading aspects of reading.
Yes for sure!
I believe it's beneficial with settings that distinguish between Friends and Followers. I think seeing what the communication styles for the Buddy Reads and Book Clubs features will help in determining how to better improve commenting on a mass scale.