I’ve noticed that with Discourse when you reply, it not only shows
up as a reply to the original message in a click box under that
original message (which is nice…you just click the “replies” and
they all pop up), but also as a kind of new message down below.
I’m finding this a little difficult because its harder to see what
is a new message and what is replies when you just go down the
stream. Yes, you can look on the right and see what is a reply to
what or if it is blank so it’s not a reply, but it’s not as
intuitive as the old style of having the replies be indented under
the original message. And I find myself reading the same messages
twice because I read them as replies to the original, and then I
read them again as I go down the stream.
Am I just being too tied to the old model? I’m finding this a bit
annoying but perhaps I should get over it because there’s something
great about this setup that I’m not seeing? Would love to hear it!
Also, when the replies show up as their own posts later in the
stream, it’s sometimes hard to figure out what the person is talking
about b/c the reply is to something way up earlier and the context
of the reply is often missing. I guess this could be remedied by
using the “quote” function. I should try that and encourage others
in our course to do so, I suppose.
Finally, when I want to reply to a reply, I can’t seem to do that. Or is it that one just has to mention that person’s name? But then it doesn’t show up as a “reply” to that message (the one that was a reply to someone else originally).
I think I’m still missing the “nested” concept, and I’d love to hear if there are ways to deal with these issues, or maybe I should just get over it!