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377 clicks; posted to STEM » on 03 Dec 2020 at 8:25 PM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2020-12-03 8:28:48 PM  
7 votes:
Threaded replies is one of the stupidest things ever conceived on the internet.
2020-12-03 8:39:23 PM  
5 votes:

Russ1642: Threaded replies is one of the stupidest things ever conceived on the internet.

No amount of application and removal of lipstick from a pig can make up for having a terrible UI in the first place.
2020-12-04 10:25:46 AM  
1 vote:

iron de havilland: Threading used to work fine on Usenet and mailing lists back in the day. Simply sort the threads by the oldest comment, and structure the threads by who replied to whom.

No. It limits people to replying to one person and only that person. People don't see the general discussion. The timeline is distorted all to hell. And of course the primary reason that threaded conversations suck fat donkey balls is that after you refresh a page you have no idea what's new, and even if they highlight what's new it's scattered all over the place and is difficult to follow.
2020-12-03 10:22:30 PM  
1 vote:

amyldoanitrite: Farm's comment system is superior

Except for lack of an EDIT function!
2020-12-03 10:21:47 PM  
1 vote:
Farm's comment system is superior
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