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Southeaster

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Is this thread advocating for forum posts to be structured in a nestled format, similar to Reddit? If that is the case, hell no, vehemently no support.

I absolutely abhor the nestled format of Reddit. A single parent comment can attract as many as a hundred direct replies, and then each reply can attract another hundred replies each. By the time you're done reading one comment chain, you can't even tell which parent the second comment chain was in response to.

Reddit comments are a complete nightmare to read once the parent comment attracts over thirty replies. I'm not going to stand for that being implemented here in the RSOF.
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02-Apr-2019 17:14:05

Southeaster

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Dong U Dead said:

@Southeaster, thanks for your reply. I don't use Reddit much. it's a completely different platform, Reddit has never been like RSOF even in RSOF hay-day, the whole atmosphere is different.

The nestled format has been used in other social media platforms, some large like Reddit, some just the same size as RSOF, even smaller. It works, it's tidy and it would remove instances where a debate between two or more people has been going on for days or even hours which can stop other people from enjoying the thread. their points, their view can get lost.

It isn't tidy.

Here, take a look, I plucked this off the front page of Reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/b8j7rn/what_is_the_greatest_upset_in_sports_history/

You can see the top comment chain, which is ten comments or so. After that it's just a bunch of "hide X replies" in quick succession, and when you get to the next comment chain that isn't auto-hidden, you don't know where the conversation was carrying on from.

It's a mess!

I would rather scroll through several replies I don't care to read on a regular forum page than to open different comment chains and lose brain cells trying to figure out who replied to who and where.
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03-Apr-2019 15:43:30

Southeaster

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Dong U Dead said:
As I said Southeaster that is one platform, there are many and I mean many that use the nestled format structure. Not all nestled format will look like that. they all have there own structure a lot very nice and tidy:

FaceBook (Nestled format closed):


FaceBook (Nestled format open):



PS: @Southeaster: I like the word Nestled format :)

I'd be fine with a format like this, where you can only reply to parent comments and each parent comment is its own linear thread.
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05-Apr-2019 13:09:36

Southeaster

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Dong U Dead said:
@Jeremy Cheng, thank you and I would like a like button too, there are a few things I would like added to these forums :) It would be nice if Jagex gave a good paint job to these forums.

I wouldn't mind a like button, as long as it doesn't shadowban your posts like it does on Reddit.
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06-Apr-2019 11:45:08

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