@Holger_Schmeken, your observation is absolutely true. I don’t know if you remember back in the days of “newsgroups” but at that time discussion threads were hierarchical. These days discussions threads have moved to a linear approach. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. The old ning platform supported hierarchical threads. Discourse supports linear threads. It has three mechanisms to achieve the same sort of thing hierarchical threads provide
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You can reply as a “linked topic” which let’s you do essentially what the hierarchy does by creating a new thread that is linked without fragmenting the original thread.
I understand your concerns about how well the content migrated over, I know this was a topic of discussion by the team and I suspect it caused much study and concern. You are right, it may lead to some confusion and very long and fragmented threads may well not be understandable. But I also think large threads (like the big Afrezza thread) became so fragmented on ning that you could not follow the discussion. In the end, if you look at the vast majority of current discussion platforms they have all moved to this approach. I do appreciate the feedback but I don’t think there is much that can be done to change things, there is just some fundamental mistmatch.
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