Datapoint-specific comments

We got finally around to roll out functionality we always wanted to provide: Giving our visitors a way to specifically comment on or discuss a particular value assignment in WALS, i.e. a particular value a language has been given for a feature. Starting today buttons labeled “comment” will show up next to feature values

  • on language pages,
  • in the dynamic language lists of feature values pages,
  • in the info windows on feature maps.

As for the more general discussions, we use our blog for these comments. And because it would have been unpractical to create posts for all > 50000 datapoints in advance – and because we do not expect each and every value assignment to be disputable – the blog posts to anchor the discussions will be created on the fly. So report any problems you encounter with the “comment” buttons.

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