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Sulla the Dictator 01-17-2012 06:08 PM

Some issues with Disquss
 
Some time has gone by, and there are some issues I'm finding with this new format that I would like to mention.

First of all, it is much more difficult to continue a discussion into any length. The posts move around a lot more than the old thread system, where you generally knew where on the post tree you were debating and could jump there rather quickly.

Also, there is no search function. It is difficult to raise points about contradictions with a person's previous statements when you can't actually find the posts in question.

Then there is the matter of the relative clumsiness of keeping up with discussions by bouncing between Diavlogs rather than threads. This is exacerbated by the lack of a search function, as before I could search for my own posts and find discussions which I couldn't find in very large threads. The "see more" function naturally dissuades one from making larger posts, I cannot see how detailed debate can have in this format.

I do see how it would facilitate traffic in the short term, with people not needing to create accounts. I question the caliber of the average fly by commenter in such a case, and I would suggest that such figures are inflated by the current election climate. Is it a functional model for a long term view, though? Or even after Ron Paul loses the nomination?

rfrobison 01-17-2012 06:12 PM

Re: Some issues with Disquss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sulla the Dictator (Post 236889)
Some time has gone by, and there are some issues I'm finding with this new format that I would like to mention.

First of all, it is much more difficult to continue a discussion into any length. The posts move around a lot more than the old thread system, where you generally knew where on the post tree you were debating and could jump there rather quickly.

Also, there is no search function. It is difficult to raise points about contradictions with a person's previous statements when you can't actually find the posts in question.

Then there is the matter of the relative clumsiness of keeping up with discussions by bouncing between Diavlogs rather than threads. This is exacerbated by the lack of a search function, as before I could search for my own posts and find discussions which I couldn't find in very large threads. The "see more" function naturally dissuades one from making larger posts, I cannot see how detailed debate can have in this format.

I do see how it would facilitate traffic in the short term, with people not needing to create accounts. I question the caliber of the average fly by commenter in such a case, and I would suggest that such figures are inflated by the current election climate. Is it a functional model for a long term view, though? Or even after Ron Paul loses the nomination?

All good points. Others have raised exactly these issues, but it seems that Mr Wright has decided the benefits for the life of me I can't fathom what they are outweigh the drawbacks.

Sulla the Dictator 01-17-2012 07:26 PM

Re: Some issues with Disquss
 
And you have the Daivlog start up again every time you come to check a response. :(

AemJeff 01-17-2012 07:29 PM

Re: Some issues with Disquss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sulla the Dictator (Post 236891)
And you have the Daivlog start up again every time you come to check a response. :(

I've started opening a second tab to follow the conversation, if I'm also watching the video. It's easier to click "Stop" than it is to find your way back to some specific point on the timeline.

sugarkang 01-18-2012 12:10 AM

Re: Some issues with Disquss
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sulla the Dictator (Post 236891)
And you have the Daivlog start up again every time you come to check a response. :(

Yes. I hope BHTV mods can disable autoplay.

Sulla the Dictator 01-18-2012 05:20 PM

Re: Some issues with Disquss
 
Yeah, its pretty annoying to be trying (With difficulty) to keep track of discussions and having to pause the diavlog each time, especially when you have to scroll up after jumping to a post.

Also, this double post stuff is going to be ugly.


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