Hi and hello discourse,
As a long term NG reader/contributor i must say that I don’t like this discourse thing, but on the other hand I do understand that McNeel needs a replacement for NNTP for the future. So, reluctantly I’ll stop posting on the NG and make the move.
Ok, I said I don’t like this discourse thing so maybe I should explain what I don’t like:
First and biggest problem is the lack of a treeview. There seems to
be no way to quickly see new posts in a topic and how it branches. As
an example just have a look at the topic: “Ok, I had a look and can
say”. How on earth you’re suppose to follow who answered to whom?
Then on top there are two links. One of the reads “Tree Views -
Indication of conversation structure?” which leads me to a new topic
of Brian… maybe I am to stupid but I just don’t get it how that’s
suppose to replace a treeview.
There are no unread posts, just topics. So if I see an unread topic I have to scroll through the whole topic to find new posts. Again look at the topic: “Ok, I had a look and can say” with 113 posts… I just won’t do this. @stevebaer, @sam, maybe as an idea to make unread posts possible, how about fold-up all read posts of a topic with an downwards arrow to expand it? at least a “JUmp to first/next unread post” would be helpful.
Another thing really bothers me: I wish the [username] said: boxes had a (slightly) different background color. I hardly can see where a quote ends and the reply starts which makes that I have to read a lot of stuff over and over again. Very annoying (for the almost blind like me) and easy to fix.
So far my observations for now. More to come in the future.