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What do you think of branching threads?

Osprey
10-Feb-13 5:28 PM
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So there's this idea I was thinking about, but I am not 100% sure about it. I mean it could be the next big thing or simply the breaking of something that already works.

Are you familiar with forum threads where each post can branch into other replies?

Times of Malta uses something like that where people can answer a particular post. But it only got one level. I think it should allow an indefinite number of branching levels.

The Verge using branching too in the article comments. People can choose to comment on the article or answer an existing comment.

My greatest concern is that threads might become hard to follow although I would attempt to mitigate that by allowing the collapsing of branches, or totally hiding posts that do not answer directly the main original post.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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n-dru
10-Feb-13 5:48 PM
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Indefinite levels can get a bit messy imho, however I like the idea, particularly if you can collapse them as you say.

Some sites have a like/dislike feature which automatically hides post/replies which have received a lot of negative feedback, could that help control it further?

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Osprey
10-Feb-13 5:58 PM
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I'm not a big fan of "dislike" buttons. I see them as troll magnets.

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gannic
10-Feb-13 7:15 PM
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its a very good idea, with collapsing it would be even better

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Osprey
14-Nov-13 7:08 PM
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Well, there you have it. Took me 52 man hours to build. I hope it was worth it.

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Vengeance
14-Nov-13 9:10 PM
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Very nice work! I think it's an awesome idea.

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eraser
15-Nov-13 12:27 AM
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cool idea :) great work

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P!ay*
08-Jan-14 8:52 PM
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And is it possible to decrease the minium height of a posted commented?


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Osprey
10-Jan-14 5:56 PM
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Will add it to the tech projects

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eraser
15-Nov-13 11:00 AM
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Don't know if its a bug but, when I replied below congratulating you on your work, the thread did not move up on the main page. Is this because it is not a main reply?

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Osprey
15-Nov-13 11:43 AM
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Not sure I understand what you mean. What was supposed to happen that didn't? Do you mean the page should have scrolled down to the post you answered to when the page was refreshed?

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eraser
15-Nov-13 7:46 PM
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I think its not a bug, its just part of the system.

What I meant to say is that if I reply to you (like now), this reply obviously wouldnt list the thread as NEW on the homepage. (It would not bring it back to the top on the homepage, it has to be a reply to the original post).

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Osprey
15-Nov-13 5:36 PM
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Now you can also hotlink animated gifs

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Osprey
15-Nov-13 5:39 PM
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And you can upload multiple JPGs (ideal for WTS threads)



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Osprey
15-Nov-13 5:49 PM
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And you can still embed Youtube videos as usual:

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Osprey
15-Nov-13 5:52 PM
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And you can like posts without requiring a page refresh. I think Bertugolu had asked for this and I told him it will be added to the updated forums

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B.Theuma
17-Nov-13 6:26 PM
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I like this :)

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B.Theuma
18-Nov-13 2:52 PM
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Is it possible if the achievements and levels are shown in the forum posts as before ?

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Osprey
10-Jan-14 5:56 PM
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Will add it to the tech projects

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B.Theuma
10-Jan-14 6:14 PM
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- Just noticed that no new notifications are being shown when someone posts in a thread that I had previously written in or when someone likes my post.

- Also, Only the thread author has the like history button near his name.

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