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Old 1st December 2019, 11:16 AM   #1
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Hi .
if the forum were structured like a tree, how would facebook be nice, will there be a chance in the future?
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Old 1st December 2019, 10:30 PM   #2
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I don't understand the question. But this forum will be moving to new, more modern software sometime soon. That will allow for many nice, new things.
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Old 1st December 2019, 10:33 PM   #3
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Facebook is horrible, I will stop posting if anything like that happens.
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Old 2nd December 2019, 12:58 PM   #4
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It won't.

I don't see the Facebook model as a good one for our sort of discussions. I follow a few audio groups on FB and the discussions don't work very well.
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Old 2nd December 2019, 01:15 PM   #5
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It won't.

I don't see the Facebook model as a good one for our sort of discussions. I follow a few audio groups on FB and the discussions don't work very well.
Curious....because there is much to improve here too
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You can't please all of the people all of the time. But this forum is a LOT better than any of the other audio related ones I go on.
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Old 3rd December 2019, 02:52 AM   #7
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I don't see the Facebook model as a good one for our sort of discussions.
Context and common sense. I've noticed that some formats (eg, asylum) can be divisive.
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Old 12th December 2019, 11:44 AM   #8
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I try to explain myself better. often there are topics that branch out into subtopics and deviate from the main topic while remaining in its general scope. when it happens a new topic is opened but in this way it is difficult to know about the existence of the new thread unless it is written by the moderator . for tree structure I mean a Thread in which there are ramifications a bit like it happens for facebook. in fact, in social media, when you want to make a comment to a secondary person, a branching is created. In this way it would all be more orderly, and not all mixed in a single pot.
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Old 12th December 2019, 11:54 AM   #9
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You can always use search and it will display every post containing words you search for. This forum is good, looks maybe outdated by it has "soul".
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Old 13th December 2019, 05:42 PM   #10
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....when you want to make a comment to a secondary person, a branching is created. In this way it would all be more orderly, and not all mixed in a single pot.
Compuserve had that over 30 years ago. A tread could be tracked "branched" based on what post was being replied-to. I have seen this in a few other *older* forum platforms.

The thing is: that's not how people really converse. And people don't think about "organization" when they post. "Replies" were frequently not linked to the post they replied to.

Yes, Moderators can Split and Merge threads. But remember that today there are almost no paid moderators anywhere. When we paid $xxx/hour to be on Compuserve, a 'free flag' encouraged me to do some thread management. The first year I even got a shirt. The last year (2004) all I got was grief from management and members about a terrible "new platform". The mods here work for love of the discussions, and "broom work" is a no-fun Chore.

Some structure can be tracked through routine use of the "Quote" function, which has the full link to the parent message (as I have done above). But does anybody do that? Despite reminders from our helpful forum staff --
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-- it is extra work when all we really want to do is jump-in.

So there is a "social" problem here, tracking all the ways people interact in a conversation. Maybe a "Social Media" does that better.

And DIYAudio is NOT your only choice. There are about a dozen very similar forums on different platforms. Look around and try some. Many are newer than the platform DIYAudio is now on (but note DIYAudio plans a platform change "soon"). I just found an unrelated forum on a very new platform which does track 'quote' and 'in reply to' easier/better. They recently had a many-legged discussion about how threads are hard to follow and track, and how people do not look for a related thread but instead start multiple new threads.

For various reasons I avoid FaceBook. However clearly you can participate in a FB discussion group, and I know many people do. (I know, because sometimes people come from FB to other forums looking for better information.)

If you can find a truly better organized discussion platform, please post it here. I'd *really* like to see it. (I don't even care if it is a sewing forum.)
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