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A flat model like phpBB is very poor when discussions take many diverging paths, as they do here in PM. A flat model would provide no context. Ever notice how boards that use the flat model have posts that quote its parent, grandparent, great-grandparent and great-great-grandparent? A threaded model eliminates this need and the confusion. A flat model would stiffle conversation here on PM.

Use of the threaded model is hardly "ancient". I quickly came up with, and as modern examples of threaded forums.

If you're refering to some other aesthetic aspect, you'll have to be more specific.

In reply to Re: plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course] by ikegami
in thread plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course] by perl_lover_girl

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