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in thread Listing Best Replies First: destroys threads and annoys readers

It seems that replies to a post are always linked appropriately to the original post that they are replies to, if you use the reply links when posting! Regardless of settings, it is easily readable!

Posting correctly and usefully instead of posting quickly is a great way to raise the profile of a post, and that is quite a nice benefit.

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Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^3: Listing Best Replies First: destroys threads and annoys readers
by LanX (Cardinal) on May 03, 2019 at 22:27 UTC
    I think when dealing with big (sub) threads, it could be beneficial to have some additional JS to help navigate.

    Like

    • folding replies
    • scroll to parent
    • vote without reload
    this could also include
    • change order
    I already started writing a nodelet-hack for this, but alas too many projects and not enough time.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

Re^3: Listing Best Replies First: destroys threads and annoys readers
by Anonymous Monk on May 03, 2019 at 22:13 UTC
    Replies listed out of order are not easily readable because the best reply often refers to a previous reply which has been suppressed. This is confusing and annoying. It makes the site seem very broken.
      Replies listed out of order

      AFAIK the site has always, or at least for a very long time, given users the ability to select an ordering for the replies. Nodes that were written to expect a certain ordering of nodes at the same level ("see the reply above/below"), and replies that were not posted as such, are the issue, not the site's ordering of nodes. And I think "best first" is a good default ordering of nodes.

      a previous reply which has been suppressed

      If you are referring to RFC: Hide Very Bad Answers From Visitors, then see that thread for the reasoning behind this new feature, which I fully support. The "bad" nodes are hidden such that casual visitors and search engines can't see them right away, but as soon as one logs in, they are visible, plus any direct links to such nodes should still work.

        It's always the same guy making broad claims, attaching the admins, showing no evidence and insisting that loging in is not acceptable.

        Just don't feed!

      > the best reply often refers to a previous reply which has been suppressed

      Please show an example where the best reply refers to a "suppressed" one - and this without explicitly linking to it.

      Should be easy if this happens that "often".

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

        > Please show an example where the best reply refers to a "suppressed" one

        The "best" reply to join string in 2D array refers to a previous reply 3 times but the referenced post appears after the reference! This attempt to simulate quality by destroying conversations is a really bad idea. Logging in is no solution cause most of your traffic is anonymous...

          A reply falls below the community's threshold of quality. You may see it by logging in.

      I know your ... um, voice ...writing style. It's familiar enough that you must have (had) an account, so why not log in?

      Hm. I'll have to dig out the writing style analyzer and work out who you are.


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