Continuing the discussion from Ok, I had a look and can say:
I’m starting a new thread from Helvetosaur’s original (using the 'Reply as new topic" link to the right of the message). This is Discourse’s way of keeping conversations related without hijacking the topic. Topic hijacking is a major point of discussion on meta.discourse.org now.
It seems that the threaded view provided by newsreaders is dearly missed by some people, citing that it’s difficult to see the structure of the conversation.
So I did an experiment - I went to the top of the topic that started this discussion:
And I tried to see if I could follow one thread of conversation, and it is possible. Here’s how:
- Click on the “5 Replies” button at the bottom of the first post. I see replies from Helvetosaur, Marc, Willem, stevebaer, and sam. I decided to follow Marc’s disagreement by clicking the down arrow at the bottom of his reply. This took me to the real post, somewhere down in the middle of the thread.
- From there, I read his post, and see that there are 4 replies. I click that, and can see immediately where the conversation branches from there.
So, it’s possible to follow a thread inside a topic. It’s different than a newsreader. I agree with that.