Originally Posted by Jim_in_PA
This issue isn't unique to this forum or this forum software...it's the nature of discussion groups/forums in general where threads grow large and folks don't quote previous material. Nature of the beast...
Not all; check out DPReview (photo site) forums. The simplest, cleanest most straight forward forum design I've seen.
Not only does it show what post someone's responded to on a simple compact outline-style list, but it shows what posts I've already opened.
Can't easily tell that here. I like to check the 'member's rides-showoff' threads, but can never tell which I've seen before because this system bolds a thread for every new post.
Plus, on DPR, a thread is limited to 150 posts. Here it can go on forever, also making it hard to find something specific. The title to every post is listed on a single page on your screen. Here, it's quite a bulky list, maybe 5 or 6 posts per page, poster info, plus ads, etc.
This could be better.