@Louiellen, If Jagex set up this new format for the forums it would take far to much space to have both options, it just wouldn't be viable. I don't believe there would be a need for both, having this setup would remove a lot of problems these forums have.
@Vlumondoxa, thank you
@Fifi, sadly these forums are drifting further and further downhill. I hope one day that Jagex realizes what an amazing thing they have here and start listening to thread owners, posters and even lurkers
@Louiellen - the forums are yelling out for changes, we have been asking for over a decade. I am not against your idea at all, it's rather quite a good one. The only thing I worry about is space and the cost. If you're correct in that it won't take up much space I don't see why not.
@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.
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:
Have a look @ Jagex before UK Parliament 14-15-785-66093244. Pages and pages, even more pages of the same people debating.
Other peoples posts get lost amongst it all.
The Nestled format will allow for easier access to certain topics within a thread. It will allow certain players to have debates without other posters words getting lost within the debate. There is so much to like about this, there really is
Spearmint30said: There are advantages and disadvantages to both layouts, and so far I've agreed with just about every post here about those positions. That being said, I would support a change if the layout could be toggleable by users as a profile setting between the two.
My personal preference would be to stay on the linear layout (or whatever the term is for the current scheme), though I can understand why people might like to have a nested tree layout as it gives control over what comment tangent rabbit holes you want to dive into. It also tidies up threads that have gone of track, trolling, hidden posts, and debates that go on for pages <- these are all the reason I would take the Nestled format I would love it.
@Southeaster, FaceBook is a tidy format. You can post a comment towards another person, it doesn't go into a Nestled format it writes there user name at the beginning of the post, its certainly not messy or hard to follow at all.
Southeastersaid: Dong U Deadsaid: @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. What do you mean by shadowban?