Forums: Debate, discussions and dialog
  • 2009/4/12 11:42

  • MrGrey

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I could have choosen the technical terms linear, tree or hybrid for the headline, but I choosed not too. Instead I choose more of the user perspective. This is not a plain request but more like a general reflexion on forum-module features.

Question, perhaps leading though: Debate and dialog is not the same. Debate, wich is more about "strugle and winning" seem to bennefit from linear forum views.
Dialog, where ppl listen and exchange and develop knowledge in a more synergetic way seem to take most advantage from threaded forum views. Threaded view promote both multiple answers to same posting and also easily admit sub-reflexions, sub-threads without "hurting" the original thread topic.
My point is that long, interesting threads often get limited by the linear formate and that most forum modules look, basicly the same.

Do U agree?

To day most forums use phpBB style with a basic linear view and to be honest, the hybrid and threaded view styles is not really smoothe.

Fireboard (Joomla?):http://www.husvagnsforum.com/index.php?option=com_fireboard&Itemid=67

Here is a totally different one that can show linear but has, in my oppinion a well crafted threaded view wich is top notch:http://debatt.passagen.se/show.fcgi?category=6500000000000048&conference=10500000000000349&posting=19500000005423349

Would be very interesting to hear U're oppinions on this.

Re: Forums: Debate, discussions and dialog

I like that last one very much.
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