What solutions are being looked at for the nested comments problem? When might we see a fix? My thoughts are either do away with them all together, or allow for only one layer of nesting. In other words, someone could reply to this post, but then you can't reply to that response. That way, for instance, you could answer the questions I've posted and have them attached to this post, but we don't go into a 7 layer nest of comments following that.
What merit does having the reply at the top of the thread have? I know its already been said that you don't see it as an important thing to change, but I'm wondering what the reasoning for having it there in the first place is. Would it be difficult to implement it as an option accessed through our user profile?
Would it be possible to have an option for smaller avatar & thread title sizes?
The nesting problem for smaller screens has been addressed. I am looking into the nesting issue beyond 2 levels, I would like it to go no deeper myself.
As far as the reply box, I mentioned that it won't chage. That is the location the developers of this platform chose, and we've decided to leave it be. Implementing it as a user based option isn't feasible.
Smaller avatars and thread title sizes are possible, although I don't know that it's really a big concern. What's the problem you have specifically?
Yeah I remember you mentioning it I was just curious why. I've dropped it as a major complaint of mine but I just might still bring it up from time to time ;)
For the avatar sizes & thread titles...not really a big issue, just a personal preference thing. I think it looks kind of catchy at first, but it has just started to bug me over time I guess.
I hadn't been to the site on my phone, but I just went and checked it out & you sure as hell did get it to stay readable through the nest. Thanks for that.
Oh what about having every nest level automatically expanded as soon as you enter a thread? That way there might be 18 layers, but you don't click to open each one, you can just scroll down the page normally. Would that be something easy to implement while you're in the process of looking further into the issue?
It's not reasonable to invest time into changes that relate to individual tastes. That's more 'form' than function, and as you probably know, someone is always going to have a gripe with something regarding that (make the board light, make the board dark, it's too gray, etc).
I am also discussing the 'load more replies' implementation, thanks.
Oh I know. I'm more thinking along the lines of preferences through the user profile. I'm still thinking in terms of vBulletin & things like that where a lot of is just a matter of activating the option, but it seems like what we see is everything there is, anything extra/different is going to require new code & so an investment of time & money?
That is correct.
The reasons that vBulletin and the like are so customizable is because that's all the business model is; To charge businesses for a feature rich message board that anyone can operate/customize and that's it. This forum is a facet of a much more robust web platform that goes far deeper than that.
Again, it will continue to evolve and refine...