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Take a look at Reddit's mobile beta website. They do waste quite a bit of space on the left site that could otherwise be used to fill content. But the hierarchy can be seen from a mile away. The lines that connect each reply to its parent is a great idea as scrolling deep lets you track where and what you're reading. Having the ability to fold a reply is ...


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Right or wrong is a moral decision; I'll take a slightly different perspective and think about 'can this benefit our users' and 'will this benefit our brand': Ideally you want a win/win! If people are on the forum looking for help, and the company content is relevant, it COULD work really well: the users get what they need and the Brand is promoted as a ...


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Because you're on a forum you are in a unique situation - people will actually read an announcement you write. About a week before you make the transition, you should make an announcement. Describe the advantages of each, why you're doing it, etc. I would also put a link to this in the MOTD of the IRC chanel. Then, add an option on the UserCP page (for ...


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One option Checkout DP Reviews's forums for an example of a threaded structure coexisting with flat. Sometimes threads load flat, sometimes threaded. It's a bit of a mess, but they pull it off. They accomplish it with a simple "Flat View"/"Threaded view" link at the top of each discussion thread You'd think, and I suggest, that the forum would ...



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