> Now why are today's forums overwhelmingly "Flat" when the past they used to be mostly
> "Threaded"? It changed from "Threaded" to "Flat" for a REASON/S. Software developers
> would not have made majority of the forums "Threaded" if that is not what the
> customer wanted. It's alot more efficient to have all the posts all together right
> under one another instead of having to click on every single individual post.
Simply re-stating your hyphothesis without adding any additional proof or backup doesn't make it more correct.
The Microsoft Ribbon. This is something that customers never asked for; Microsoft simply updated their software because they, the software developer, decided it would be easier for the new end user. Lots of people didn't like it in the beginning, but they conformed, because that's how Office was now setup. Conformity <> Preference.
You're assuming software forum developers make flat default because the customer wants it. In reality, it's simply easier to program that way. Here's just one example:
Another reply later down that same thread:
When a website chooses forum software, it chooses based on how current the software is, and what kind of support they are going to get from the company that provides the software.
If the most up-to-date software that will receive support is phpbb flat mode, then that's usually the choice. That doesn't make the feature itself more popular, though. Admittedly, it's simply easier to program for.
Just like back to Office. Microsoft is going to stop support for 2002, so what choice does a business have but upgrade to 2007 or later to continue to receive software support. Doesn't mean the user likes it better; it's because it fits the business model better.
> Not true. Throughout this whole discussion, I did not mention that I am talking only
> about MAMEWorld specifically. Throughout the whole discussion, I used the words
> "Majority of websites" and "websites" and "most websites".
Right. YOU use the words "majority of websites." But you're only discussing it here, on this website, and the people replying are concerned about here, not everywhere else. So if you want to justify your point because people aren't arguing with you the way you want them to, then so be it.
> Not true. T0m unknowingly agreed with me saying that "Flat" was better. He
> edited/deleted his original post of when he unknowingly agreed with me. He apologized
> and admitted that he was mistaken because he thought I was supporting "Threaded".
> When he found out that he unknowingly agreed with me regarding "Flat", he said he was
> going to excuse himself from this conversation. Very convenient.
I was going to give you some slack on that one, but, all you do is disprove half my point; your reply completely ignores that the majority here like threaded better.
> Pleasseee. You are basically the only one who has ever countered with a response of
> the point in hand. Throughout every past discussion, everyone else would respond with
> no counters, nothing that has to do with the point in hand. They would always side
> step, talk around, overexaggerate, misinterpret, wrong assumptions, etc. They would
> make a comment and I would prove them wrong and ask them to counter my response and
> they could never come up with anything. They would post a joking picture in response
> or something that has totally side stepped the issue.
Or maybe they just don't care to take the time to give a proper response.
RELAX and just have fun. Remember, it's all about the games.