Read the blogs!
Started by Garthhh, February 13, 2013, 10:23:51 AM
Quote from: Kindred on February 13, 2013, 01:48:19 PMthreaded forums are, for the most part, unpopular.Threading takes MANY more resources... and it discourages COMMUNITY conversation, making it into one on one conversations.
Quote from: Kindred on February 14, 2013, 01:24:13 AMThe whole point of a forum is to build a comunity. To have conversations between members... not one on one, but with the entire community participating.Threaded views encourage people to talk one-to-one in lots of little semi-private conversations rather than discussing things as a group.(I have been running forums since before there was an internet, so I DO know what I am talking about)
Quote from: Arantor on February 13, 2013, 02:18:43 PMI would also strongly encourage you to read hxxp:www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/12/web-discussions-flat-by-design.html [nonactive]
QuoteI'm unclear as to why threaded would take more resources?I guess the database is much different, with no unique identifiers...
QuoteThreaded provides context, which a poster may or maynot provide in chronological.
QuoteA classic technique to convert opinion to relevancy
QuoteBut no pushing the river upstreamThanks for taking the time to respondI await the inevitable verbal beat down
Quote from: Arantor on February 15, 2013, 06:58:01 PMAnd they faced the same problem with regards storage (since last I checked it was using MySQL as a backend, at least it was when I first started researching this) and their method at the time was to just grab every single reply in the tree and figure out the mess afterwards.The only saving grace to that approach is that it's only mildly taxing on MySQL, but incredibly wasteful in all other respects.