I need advise on comments - Newer or Older first

Last Update: December 05, 2016

I've had my comment settings set at Older first for a very long time. Today, I thought that might be a bad idea because to get to the newest I have to scroll down to get there and it can take ages when you've tons of comments.

My question is: Is it better to have Older or Newer at the top?

Let me know what you think....

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I think is better for you to gave the newest first
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Lady May Premium
Thank you :)
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paulgoodwin Premium
I would suggest the newer at the top because they are more relevant to where you are and what you are doing NOW!!!
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Lady May Premium
Thank you Paul :)
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paulgoodwin Premium
You are welcome
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MPollock Premium
New ones first so you can answer back immediately
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Lady May Premium
Thank you, it seems everyone prefers newer :)
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Tezsie Premium
I´d say newest on top. And now I´ll check how mine are as I don´t really know.
BTW, how do we change from newer to older or from older to newer?
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TanjaRita Premium
To change this go to settings-->discussion-->other comment settings (second section down) and then at the end of that section there is the option to show oldest or newest comments first. I am pretty sure it defaults to oldest first
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Tezsie Premium
Thanks much, Tanja. It now shows the newest first.
And WP does indeed default the oldest first.
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TanjaRita Premium
Glad you got it figured out.
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Lady May Premium
Thank you, hope you got sorted
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TanjaRita Premium
I prefer newest first because to me it shows how relevant the article is. Some articles don't have a date on them but a way to tell how old or new it is, is by looking at the dates on the comments (assuming there are some).

But I don't think it matters from a ranking perspective.
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Lady May Premium
Seems like everyone's agrees to newer, thank you :)
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