Obviously, we need to think outside of the box and I was trying to but I was thinking currently the Voat api has a bunch of small requests to chain comments how we view them.
What if comments were all saved into their parents record. So (cutting out a bunch of junk( instead of
CommentID PostID ParentCommentID Comment
1 2 NULL "I am a parent comment"
2 2 1 "I am a child comment"
We devised some way (obviously more work involved to not lose out on the functionality of who said what) that is was saved like so:
CommentID PostID Comment
1 2 NULL "I am a parent comment -> I am a child comment"
This of course potentially removes tons of features like voting up/down comments, reporting individual comments, clicking into a commentators profile but honestly, those are mostly things attract opportunities to censor or dox. I am not saying this is perfect or cool in any way but couldn't this be a way to cut costs drastically instead of just shutting down? Anyways what are some pros/cons of this.