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Subject:< The new forum look >
Topic:< Help & Suggestions >
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Author:sunchung
Posted:May 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm
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I think a single line per topic, how many postings, and the date of the last post makes sense.

In terms of threaded versus flat (I think that's the term) I realize it's a personal preference. It's just that it's sometimes hard to follow the conversation if it splits out. Where as a flat structure makes sure that the conversation is a single one... There's a website that I've seen that actually has both options. If you go to www.dpreview.com and go to the "forum section" and then click on one of the topics, there's a toggle button at the top that allows you to switch the view.


Ok, so that is something we can change... I clicked thru how you said, and yes, "Variants vs Standard" fills approx 40% of the messages on the 1st page of the Community forum. So what would you rather see here, "Variants vs Standard" have one line? One line with an indicator of how many replies it had? Sort it by date of last post in the topic, I presume, right?

This comes down to taste. Some forums, I've seen it where popular posts will indeed fill your general view. On others, you just have one line per thread.

Try this...
Go into like you described, then click on "Variants vs Standard" (any one of them). Read the message if you like. Then scroll down. Toward the bottom, you see two columns...

1st column is an indented tree of the current thread, showing who all replied to who.

2nd column has all threads in the Community Forum. I presume a list like this column is how you'd prefer to see the initial list? This gives you a grand overview of every thread that has been posted in Community, but very little feel for "what's being talked about, today".

That's what the other view was designed to show you. Today, these issues are hot... sort of thing.

Thoughts?
-mike

This message is in reply to post 16515:

Ok, so that is something we can change... I clicked thru how you said, and yes, "Variants vs Standard" fills approx 40% of the messages on the 1st page of the Community forum. So what would you rather see here, "Variants vs Standard" have one line? One line with an indicator of how many replies it had? Sort it by date of last post in the topic, I presume, right?

This comes down to taste. Some forums, I've seen it where popular posts will indeed fill your general view. On others, you just have one line per thread.

Try this...
Go into like you described, then click on "Variants vs Standard" (any one of them). Read the message if you like. Then scroll down. Toward the bottom, you see two columns...

1st column is an indented tree of the current thread, showing who all replied to who.

2nd column has all threads in the Community Forum. I presume a list like this column is how you'd prefer to see the initial list? This gives you a grand overview of every thread that has been posted in Community, but very little feel for "what's being talked about, today".

That's what the other view was designed to show you. Today, these issues are hot... sort of thing.

Thoughts?
-mike

There are 11 Messages in this Thread:


The new forum look (charlesf) May 20, 05:58 pm

The new forum look (FuzzyLogic) May 26, 09:17 pm

The new forum look (dknemeyer) May 27, 09:09 am

The new forum look (FuzzyLogic) May 27, 08:58 pm

The new forum look (dknemeyer) May 27, 09:37 pm

The new forum look (sunchung) May 27, 06:54 pm

The new forum look (FuzzyLogic) May 27, 08:53 pm

The new forum look (FuzzyLogic) May 27, 09:02 pm

The new forum look (dknemeyer) May 27, 09:43 pm

The new forum look (sunchung) May 27, 11:23 pm

The new forum look (sunchung) May 27, 11:17 pm

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