Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Your favorite web-based DG interfaces?
Author: John VanDyk Posted: 1/5/2000; 3:49:45 PM Topic: Your favorite web-based DG interfaces? Msg #: 14068 (In response to 14067) Prev/Next: 14067 / 14069
I like Slashdot's forum. Why?
I can choose how the discussion appears: nested/threaded/flat.
I can change the direction of comments: oldest/newest first.
Moderation. Important comments get moderated up. Inane wisecracks get moderated away.
I can easily navigate thresholds to view just the important comments or get the whole scoop.
I can get the whole flow of the discussion just by scrolling. I prefer this rather than the summary view given by discuss.userland.com, for example. If there are two replies to a posted item I'd like to just see them with the posted item, not have to click on each one to get each comment. Each click means 5-20 seconds of wait time (I've got 100BT on a T3), and I can't quickly go back and see what so-and-so said in a previous comment without more page-by-page navigation.
I don't much like the numbers. Instead of saying In response to 14067 it would be clearer to newbies to say In response to this message. It actually took me quite a while to figure out discuss.userland.com. What do all those numbers mean? I'd rather see Previous Message than Prev: 14066. But I belabor the point.
To summarize, I like to see a list of topics and then go into the full discussion, not a page for what each person said.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Your favorite web-based DG interfaces?, Greg The A110 Guy, 1/5/2000; 4:31:03 PM
- Re: Your favorite web-based DG interfaces?, Kate Adams, 1/5/2000; 4:38:40 PM
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