Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: How did these responses end up here?

Author:Jim Roepcke
Posted:11/25/1998; 8:33:14 PM
Topic:Testing a new feature.
Msg #:514 (In response to 501)
Prev/Next:513 / 515

Wouldn't it be sensible to be able to post a message as a new thread, rather than having to attach to an unrelated existing thread?

A reader, trying to read all of the messages in a thread, will eventually stumble upon these totally unrelated sub-threads, and burn brain cells determing they need to move on to the next message.

I wonder what a usability expert or information architect would think about a site that didn't care about "where they put stuff", but instead relied on a search engine.

Obviously, life goes on without a "new thread" feature, it'll be a neat experiment to see how/if this impacts usability as time goes on.


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