I dont want to offend the designer of this site but i really dont like the way the threads work.
Why cant it just be a chain?
Is it just me?
Apart from that its a beautiful set up : ))))
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I feel that I miss new input. Like Im only half involved ot something.
When I read a book I go from page to page like this 123456789 but here its like 25367432865,
its doing my head in.
Think of the current structure as more of a tree than a thread. Image two branches of that tree both being written to at once, how would that look in a flat thread system? It becomes very difficult to track who is responding to what comment without having them explicitly state it. With the tree structure, this information is preserved without any extra effort from the commenters.
That's what I like about the tree system anyway.
But I dont want to read two branches at once ,, I only want to read one branch : (
Can I can use my book analogy again? ...
When i read a book and maybe I need to go back to re read something on page 4 .. i dont suddenly find additional text that wasnt there before.
In a single thread you can still repy to a poster. It works ... : /
In a single thread you can still repy to a poster
Sure you can... by putting @Angela before my text it means it is directed to Angela. The problem is that people are lazy and sometimes this step gets missed.
Right now, we are writing to a branch. You can easily track the flow of our conversation back to its root of my comment on your discussion. Imagine if I had to post this comment to the very end of the thread rather than just the end of the branch of conversation we are on. It would be rather difficult to find the specific post I was replying to.
For what it's worth, you can get the single threaded approach when commenting on blog posts, pictures, and videos.
The blog post are good ... Thats the way it should be ....
It becomes very difficult to track who is responding to what comment without having them explicitly state it.
That's what god made the quote function for.
When a tree thread gets to be pages and pages long, I *really* hate having to scan all the pages to see if someone perchance replied to something somewhere.
Me too ... I find it exhausting really.
What I do after I've been away for a few hours is go through the front page entries looking for discussions I'm interested in. Keep clicking "More" until I get back to the last one I saw. When I find something I want to see, I CTRL-click the entry so it opens up in a new tab. Then afterwards I can close the tab and go back to the list, and it hasn't reset.
How the hell did you do that?!!! Like I said on the other thread, I tried four times to get a discussion on the board before finally giving up, and here you are, in no time at all!
THAT sends me a message, if ever there was one --
Assuming that "Pardon?" was meant for me, I'm saying there must be a reason as to why none of my discussions never make it to the "What's New Today" section - the fact that I have submitted four, that languished for days in some kind of TA purgatory, while we only lightly touch on the idea of you starting one last night, and already, you have two on the board - there has to be a reason for that, I simply don't know what it is, but would certainly like to.
I think "What's New Today" depends on the number of page hits.