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Home » Community » Ultimate++ Webs: Functioning, Layout , Design, Features and Structure of these forums, homepage etc. » forum posts format
forum posts format [message #46543] Sun, 22 May 2016 09:52 Go to next message
nlneilson is currently offline  nlneilson
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Most forums have consecutive posts. On this forum unless I am doing something wrong it looks like a bit of a mess.

Apparently some of the posts can be a reply to a specific post and not really in sequence with the thread.

Unless a click on quote when trying to reply the data in a post you are trying to reply to is not visible.

Why the posts are not in order like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. is very confusing.
If it just so a post can be mainly to a specific post it seems counter productive to users that are used to consecutive posts. If there is a reason this forum is set up the way it is I would like to know.

The help on this forum is great and a major reason a new user of upp will actually continue using upp.

Neil
Re: forum posts format [message #46545 is a reply to message #46543] Sun, 22 May 2016 12:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dolik.rce is currently offline  dolik.rce
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Hi Neil,

It is simply because FUDforum is threaded by design. It's not a matter of setup, it is just something that many forum implementations do. The readability of discussions is not really depend on it, any flat discussion can be a mess too, often even more then threaded.

You can see the relations between posts in each posts header. It explicitly states to which message it replies. To see it even better, there is a tree view. You can switch to between flat and tree view using a button on top of each forum page, just above topmost message.

Best regards,
Honza
Re: forum posts format [message #46547 is a reply to message #46545] Sun, 22 May 2016 19:37 Go to previous message
nlneilson is currently offline  nlneilson
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Thanks Honza

It is something that will take some time getting used to.
Neil
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