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The ‘Z Key’ is back in Arrowhead Pride comment sections

We’re pleased to announce that a much-loved feature from the old commenting platform has returned.

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If you are among the Kansas City Chiefs fans who have been following your team through Arrowhead Pride for a number of years, you may already know that just over a year ago, there was a significant change to the system that is used for comments on our articles.

But the Coral commenting system did not have a much-loved feature from the old platform: the Z Key — or on mobile devices, the Next Unread button — which allowed users to easily skip from one previously unread comment to the next, making it easier to catch up on the latest comments and replies on a particular article.

So we’re delighted to announce that the Z Key is back!

Now, when you visit a comment thread, you can tap the Z key to skip to the next unread comment, which is highlighted in yellow. If there aren’t any unread comments on the page — but there are more comments to be loaded — the Z key will auto-load the next batch of comments and then jump to the next unread comment. On a mobile device, you get the same functionality with the Next Unread button at the bottom of your screen.

Please note that right now, the highlighting/unread comments are device-specific. The system will remember what you’ve seen in the same browser that you used before. It won’t, however, remember if you switch devices. Cross-device support will be coming in the future.

It’s not the only keyboard shortcut that’s available.

  • Z – Go to next unread comment
  • Shift-A – Mark all comments that have loaded as ‘read’
  • C – Go to the next comment, regardless of if it’s new or not
  • Shift-C – Go to the previous comment
  • Control-B – Add/remove bold text in the comment you’re writing
  • Control-I – Add/remove italic text in the comment you’re writing

You can also now see the post to which another comment is a reply by clicking/tapping on the words “in reply to.”

We know that a small number of commenters were sometimes experiencing a lag in the system. That’s also been fixed.

We hope this change will improve your experience in our community. Thanks for being a part of it!

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