F*#$ You Friday! Facebook Comments Button

Fuck You - The Anti-Social MediaSometime this week Facebook decided the submit button on comments in the news feed was too much and they eliminated it. Now, striking the enter key is enough and will submit a comment.

What the f#$& Facebook?!

Some of you will read this and say, “Jay, why are you such a stickler for tiny details that some people don’t care about?”

That’s because I care about them. Hitting the enter key is faster, sure, but I make lots of typos. Stopping and using the mouse is one way I break my thought patterns and stop to look for typos. I don’t like to look like an idiot. That’s not part of my personal brand.

Also, is Facebook really saving anything by not having the submit button? Are those extra 20 pixels really worth it?

Did they even test this feature with average people? If so, I want to know their feedback. I want to see see the transcripts of people saying, “Finally! I can see the first line of another item while I’m commenting on  something else on my news feed!” And I want to see how frustrated people were with the old button. I imagine them saying, “Ugh! I hate this button! It makes me have to scroll, down, which I was going to do anyways! Why is Facebook so hard?!

Who am I kidding? This is the internet, and the haters were probably saying, “The comment button sux LOL.

So fuck you Facebook. I was going to scroll down anyways. The savings here are minimal and pointless and just frustrate users.

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24 Responses to “F*#$ You Friday! Facebook Comments Button”

  1. John Morrow March 18, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    I noticed that the other day and was totally perplexed. I’m one of those fast but not necessarily accurate typists. On my Macbook, I probably hit Enter 50% of the time that I’m going for the right “shift” key.

    Yet another Facebook failure brought on by changing something for no good reason without even bothering to ask anyone if it was a good idea.

    How people this clueless, got this rich, proves that there is no benevolent god.

    • MKR March 18, 2011 at 10:34 am #

      Enter is the new shift. New lines will begin in new comments. Welcome to a new era!

      You are about to witness to history.

      • Jay March 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

        Like the history I witnessed when Facebook hosted college beer pong tournaments?

    • Jay March 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      I think it proves if there is an almighty deity, it has a sense of humor.

  2. Jennifer March 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    I love how every single F*#$ You Friday post has been about Facebook so far. :)

    • Jay March 18, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

      There was one about Twitter and the #dickbar.

    • Kristine March 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

      haha i was literally going to comment the same thing

      • Jay March 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

        That’s what drives me nuts about Facebook is the constant changes. Their changes don’t seem to be based on innovation or some insight into social interactions, but changes just for the sake of change.

  3. Samantha March 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Not only convenient for typo verification - but how about when you want to reply to more than one person on a different line within the same comment? This was especially convenient from my phone… Now I can’t hit enter for a new line… I was really pi$$ed off the other night when “the great change” was installed…and I’m still reaching for my mouse to “submit”… silly changes make me a grumplefuss.

    • Christine Seib March 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

      I’m with Samantha on this one. Not only did they screw the pooch on removing something that didn’t need to be removed (and still keeping the button when you update a status), but they make paragraphs damn near impossible.

      Are the developers that bored that they decided to fix comments before jumping on that dislike button idea?

      • Jay March 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

        We’ll never see a dislike button. Would you like it if people disliked you?

        • John Morrow March 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

          I “dislike” not being allowed to have more than one paragraph in my comment.

          • Marianne March 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

            I like to split up my comments into paragraphs, especially when replying to other commenters. Now, I’m having to press Enter and Shift…twice, to start a new line. So much for saving a step.

    • Jay March 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

      See, they train you to do one thing, and then frustrate you with quick and pointless changes.

  4. Sylvia March 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Although I don’t like this new adjustment. I do like that I add an attachment to a message. I have this useful on several occasions this week.

  5. Steven Pofcher March 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Jay - I am glad to hear that it is not just me.
    I discovered that the Comment button was missing when I was trying to go the next line by hitting Enter like I have always done. I found that instead, I posted my incomplete message. I did find out that I can now use Enter and Shift to make a new line - but I always forget. Good news is that when I delete my message it is now moved to the comment box where I can make changes. This is a little frustrating.

    But why would Facebook bother with this change? It seems to be change for change sake.

    I see what you mean that you make a lot of typos. Look in your 2nd to last paragraph “see see”.

  6. Steven Pofcher March 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    John Morrow -
    Use “Shift” and “Enter” for new paragraph.

    • Jay March 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

      I’m too lazy to remember to use two keys to create a new line.

    • John Morrow March 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

      Great, because why hit one button like every other application on earth, when two will do.

  7. MKR March 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    You should make a dislike button plugin.

  8. Shelly Kramer March 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    This has been the case in FB groups for some time now and once you get used to it, it’s awesome. Trust me. Also, the new functionality also includes the ability to EDIT your comments, which I think is stellar. No longer do you have to delete an update, you can just correct what you effed up.

    Hang in there. As much as I loathe many of FB’s changes, this one is really cool once you get used to it. And alt+shift lets you add a pp return in there, btw.

    • Tim March 26, 2011 at 1:04 am #

      Constantly posting a half finished comment that is full of typos is not awesome or something I want to get used to.

      The “edit comment” functionality you mentioned doesn’t seem to exist either.

      Pressing a button to post a comment is something that people on the internet can universally understand. The fact that the new system requires notes under the input box saying “press enter to post” and “press shift+enter for a new line” just shows that it is bad usability design.

      Instead of saving a fraction of a second by letting you just use the keyboard it actually makes commenting take much longer as it causes so many errors.

      • Tim March 26, 2011 at 1:08 am #

        Ah, I see the edit thing now. Deleting the post allows you to edit. Surely that could have been done without dropping the submit button though!?!

  9. Jackson Monahan March 19, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    for those that hate this new “feature” there is a simple way to restore the old comment box, button and all. if you are using Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera, you can install the latest version of FB Purity, which restores the old comment system, it also fixes a number of other Facebook annoyances, its really cool, you can check it out http://www.fbpurity.com