Lord Emsworth wrote:
> pjessen;2193917 Wrote:
>> I’ve noticed a few times that people will respond to one of my
>> postings, but not address what I’ve said in any way, instead
>> addressing whatever the OP said. I would expect such postings to be
>> threaded/referenced/tied to the original post, not to mine?
>> To me it’s confusing, but is it somehow an anomaly caused by the
>> forum interface or is it just the “style” ?
> I think this is simply due to how most(?) people use the forum, i.e.
> through the web interface along with its linear thread display mode.
> The web interface does also offer the threaded display mode, however
> it is not the default, and I guess it is not used a lot. NNTP on the
> other hand only (?) offers the threaded display mode.
NNTP is only the protocol, but I’m sure most news-readers will offer two
or three different modes, like most email readers. I always use
threaded mode, it makes it easier to kill off offshoots (or entire
threads) that don’t interest me.
> Now, what might happen in linear mode is that people just read a
> thread, top down, and then use the reply buttons on the last post in
> the thread to write a response to the OP. Or the other way 'round,
> they use the ‘Reply to Thread’ button in order to just address the
> last post in the thread. In linear mode, this all makes sense, and the
> threads remain easily followable.
Okay, that’s pretty much what I was thinking too. To me, it would be
confusing, but when I don’t use the forum interface …
> For the threaded display mode, and hence NNTP users, though, this
> causes significant problems. Posts look like they are addressed at the
> OP, when in fact they are addressed at the poster before, or post
> which look like they are addressed at you for instance, in fact
> address the OP. Or even yet more odd things …
> And as an aside, you are aware that the combination of “:” + “P” is
> parsed as a smilie, and ruins the link in your sigline?
No, I didn’t know - must be bad forum software
Per Jessen, Zürich (24.9°C)