For those of you who like to comment -- or just read the comments -- on sacbee.com, you'll find a new feature on the site that allows users to respond to specific comment posts.
By restating the original comment against a blue background, and then posting the response underneath, the "Reply to this comment" button helps the reader track the conversation on a story.
Be aware, however, that the 1,000-character limit remains in effect. Our system subtracts the number of characters in the original comment from the number you have available to you in your reply. The character limit was set by the vendor who supplied the commenting system and our Web hosting service.
One thousand characters is about 14 lines of text in our comment box, so most of you should have ample room for your replies. If you do run out of room, don't use the "Reply to this comment" button. Post your reply as a new comment.
How do you know if you've gone over the limit? Once you reach it, a warning pops up in red: "Your comment has been truncated to meet the character limit."
Some people have complained that they are not getting the warning and their comments are being truncated without notice. If this is happening to you, you need to clear the cache on your browser. Click here for a tutorial.