In a lot of the threads I read, people hit quote/reply and there's no reason to be quoting anything based on their comment. And often with inappropriate URL posts, these then get reproduced throughout the thread, which I'm guessing makes more work for the forum mods when it comes to URL snipping. No one seems to notice the singular reply button that's at the bottom of threads, or they are replying right from where they decide to jump into the conversation.
To cut down on meaningless repetition all around, can the quote and reply functions that appear with posts be separated into two functions instead of being together?
For example, in posts there are quote/reply, report and permalink buttons.
Can it be changed to reply, quote, report and permalink instead?
We're already working on this, as well as a threaded view (with no quoting) that should make it easier to follow conversations.
The threaded view sounds exciting. It would be nice to still have an option to switch back to flat view in case someone is more comfortable with this more conventional approach.
You know, Paul, when you said it was a feature that was being worked on, I never guessed that meant it would be up and running three hours later.
It's great. And it's going to be a big change for forum users, because the last poster's post doesn't come last and people will complain a lot about not noticing new posts. But it's an improvement in other ways, I think. Thanks.
by Eric Graudins 10 years ago
Hi,A little bird told me that HubPages are considering charging Forum Users for the amount of space that they take up when they reply to Forum posts, and quote screen after screen of someone elses comments above their own one line contributions.This makes the forums very hard to read, as it's hard...
by Eric Graudins 6 years ago
It would be nice to be able to selectively block updates to individual forum posts from Hubtvity.This would allow us to check out genuine hubtivity without having to scroll through screen after screen after screen of updates to posts like "Word Association Game........chicken".
by Kate Swanson 6 years ago
I just noticed that Matthew replied to a question from a Hubber and immediately closed the threadThere used to be an unspoken policy on the forums - a thread was only closed if things got too heated and unpleasant. I hope that policy is not going to change, for several reasons. For one thing,...
by Sa Toya 9 years ago
what do yo think...lately it's all changed a bit..then again could just be me.
by rmcrayne 9 years ago
Seems like there are a noticeable number of forum threads closed to reply. Veteran hubbers, are the current numbers typical? Some threads I assume get closed to reply because the topic is controversial or inflammatory, but it seems that other similar threads remain open. Some...
by Baileybear 8 years ago
The posts I loathe most are the ones where people resort to childish name-calling.Almost as bad is where some clogs up forums with large sections of stolen content copied and pasted from elsewhere.The next most annoying IMO, is instead of debating, they make a personal attack or claim that I must...
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