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Re^2: plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]

by jeffa (Bishop)
on Aug 25, 2006 at 17:28 UTC ( #569644=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]
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"A threaded model eliminates this need and the confusion. A flat model would stiffle conversation here on PM."

Indeed. Just take a look at the IMDb message boards. They allow users to view threads in either flat or threaded modes. But the problem there is that when you sign up, your default view mode is flat. What happens is the newbies don't know (or care) to switch to threaded mode while the regulars eventually switch to threaded mode. You have half of the populution looking at conversations in context, and the other half viewing merely by chronolical order. I have seen, many many times, people getting into heated arguments simply because of this dual nature of viewing threads -- they think person A is talking to them when person A was really flaming person B. This has been going on for years, and people still get bitten by it. Despite numorous requests to make threaded mode the default, the IMDb site developers sill have not.

jeffa

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[marto]: from experience of this side of the fence, it's all about proving to people that you are ITIL compliant, then the client ignores logical processes anyway :P
[marto]: when you work on the outside, for a client, you can make them aware of the stupids, but they don' t always listen :/
[Corion]: Yeah, you can lead them to water, but it's illegal to drown them...
[Discipulus]: Here my solution marto: create a win fake machine insied AD. do a micro fake partition foreach remote partition you wont to monit. put a web server that acept from data from remote systems and full fake partition as needed. fake partition are Mb. ;=)
[marto]: Discipulus yeah, the nuclear industry love fake machines sitting around on a controlled domain :P
[marto]: changing a typo on a website is often a great deal of paper work :P

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