Michelle (msagara) wrote in suggestions,

View comments as non-threaded entries

View comments as non-threaded entries

Short, concise description of the idea
An option to turning comment threading OFF.

Full description of the idea
Some conversations and comments are very interesting -- and very long. In order to see the -new- comments, readers have to read the -entire- comment log again to see where in the whole list the new comments are. Turning -off- threaded comments would make it easier for followers of the thread to see which comments are the new comments.

An ordered list of benefits
  • 1. Keep comments and conversation current
  • 2. Each entry will be read in order, keeping a conversation from breaking up into individual small threads, and thereby building a group dynamic rather than a response-to-single-entry dynamic
  • 3. Allow people interested in the topic and questions to easily see what's been added.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • If this is done as an -option-, there won't be any problems. People who want to view as threaded entries can choose that option; people who want to view by -date entered-, will have that option.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • Comment time & date is entered. In order to read a non-threaded comment line, creating an option that will allow a view-by-date-entered, as well as the standard threaded, will give users both choices.
  • I really hate the way threading breaks things up.
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