It's time to have 'Flat View' as default on this forum

Started Sep 20, 2011 | Discussions thread
MOD Olga Johnson Forum Pro • Posts: 23,962
Threaded came way before flat view

Rikke Rask wrote:

aman74 wrote:

There's a reason just about every other forum out there uses the same standard.

And that reason is probably a mix of ignorance and convenience for the developers. The flat view is simpler to code. Early Usenet readers where flat view (like rn). Later viewers were threaded (like trn).

This forum was created long before certain forum formats became more of a standard around the net. Phil Askey wrote the forum software himself.

Threaded view was the original sole view of these forums for a number of years. Phil Askey then added flat view to satisfy those users with a different preference. So flat view was an added feature, not the original.

Now that the site is owned by Amazon, I just hope they do NOT change the forum format to the one that Amazon uses.

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