inevitable crafts studio: sadly the major issue why i never used the forum, not even for reading through posts, is the cascading design of the threads, if i cant click on a thread and then just scroll down to read it, i will not use it
i cant understand why you dont make a normal forum like all other pages.
you cant read a forum like on your pictures, where you can only see the first post and a "norton commander view" of the threads
thats pointless to read
also, no mobile version in 2012? i only use the dpreview site on my ipad.
i dont read camera forums as a job, i come to this site when allready bored, and if its not streamlined for reading i cant see why i should generate clicks for you ^^
I like the threaded view myself. Yes, it's different than other sites and might cause threads to wander -not sure, but I tend to reply to a person because it's threaded and I can follow who's replying to what.
In a flat view if the thread gets long or wanders its way too easy to be overwhelmed by it all and just ignore it - cutting discusions short, reducing input, etc.