Start a dialogue.
Blog-style threaded comments, both anonymous and attributed, are available on every page of your Scalar publication, offering frequent opportunities to engage with readers. Comments can be set for automatic approval or moderated individually by the project’s authors. Authors can also opt to receive email alerts when readers submit comments. What’s more, each comment becomes a page in its own right within the publication, allowing user responses to be fully integrated in the content of a project, its visualizations, index, and more.
Finally, with the integration of the Hypothes.is plugin, authors can now activate an expandable/collapsible annotation sidebar in Scalar’s reader interface, effectively allowing readers to interact with the full text of a Scalar project. Using the Hypothes.is sidebar, readers can offer queries, comments, and ultimately, initiate threaded conversations with other readers, about text they select on any page in a Scalar project.