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amason43
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Threaded?

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06-10-2010 09:00 AM

Is there any way for a post to appear threaded so we know which posts respond to which posts?  Or do we have to use the 'quote' feature?

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Re: Threaded?

06-10-2010 09:08 AM in reply to: amason43

You can use the Topic Layout instead of Linear but they are not collapsible

so you get to scroll through each and every post for a given topic before

you reach the next topic (which could be pages for some threads).  You

can also increase the number of posts per page.

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amason43
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Message 3 of 10 (519 Views)

Re: Threaded?

06-10-2010 09:39 AM in reply to: Jason.Piercey

 

Wow, the topic layout needs some help.  It needs to be collaspible.  It needs to have tree lines so you can visibly see the reply structure.  It would be nice to have the option of viewing more than one reply at a time.  Also, there is a serious lack of consistency on the placement of the 'Reply' button between the Linear and Topic layouts.

Jason.Piercey wrote:

You can use the Topic Layout instead of Linear but they are not collapsible

so you get to scroll through each and every post for a given topic before

you reach the next topic (which could be pages for some threads).  You

can also increase the number of posts per page.


 

Anthony Mason - CAD/BIM Manager
Nichols Melburg & Rossetto Architects + Engineers
Blog: Daily Occurrence
AutoCAD Architecture 2008 SP2 / Revit Architecture 2011
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 / Google Chrome
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Jason.Piercey
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Registered: ‎04-04-2001
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Re: Threaded?

06-10-2010 11:13 AM in reply to: amason43
Yep it's not very well thought out from a usability standpoint.

Besides, that would behave far too much like a functional

newsreader and we evidently can't have that.

 

 


amason43 wrote: 
Wow, the topic layout needs some help.  It needs to be collaspible.  It needs to have tree lines so you can visibly see the reply structure.

 

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Message 5 of 10 (495 Views)

Re: Threaded?

06-10-2010 03:46 PM in reply to: amason43

The quote feature is best alternative if "By Topic" layout isn't preferred.



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amason43
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Message 6 of 10 (494 Views)

Re: Threaded?

06-10-2010 03:50 PM in reply to: amason43

 

Eric, can you address any of these issues?

amason43 wrote:

 

Wow, the topic layout needs some help.  It needs to be collaspible.  It needs to have tree lines so you can visibly see the reply structure.  It would be nice to have the option of viewing more than one reply at a time.  Also, there is a serious lack of consistency on the placement of the 'Reply' button between the Linear and Topic layouts.

Jason.Piercey wrote:

You can use the Topic Layout instead of Linear but they are not collapsible

so you get to scroll through each and every post for a given topic before

you reach the next topic (which could be pages for some threads).  You

can also increase the number of posts per page.


 


 

Anthony Mason - CAD/BIM Manager
Nichols Melburg & Rossetto Architects + Engineers
Blog: Daily Occurrence
AutoCAD Architecture 2008 SP2 / Revit Architecture 2011
Microsoft Windows XP SP3 / Google Chrome
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wrighte
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Registered: ‎09-22-2008
Message 7 of 10 (491 Views)

Re: Threaded?

06-10-2010 03:57 PM in reply to: amason43

There is not an available configuration to provide a collapsible By Topic view.



Eric Wright
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Autodesk Knowledge Network
Autodesk, Inc.

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amason43
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Message 8 of 10 (488 Views)

Re: Threaded?

06-10-2010 04:09 PM in reply to: wrighte

I said 'any', but I was hoping for 'all.'  

 

I told you I'd give this thing a fair shot, and part of that involves kicking the tires.  I'm not at all happy with it so far, but don't take that personally.  Unless, of course, this entire idea, from conception to execution, was fully your idea and design.  Then yeah, I suppose you should take it personally.  .-)

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Nichols Melburg & Rossetto Architects + Engineers
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Message 9 of 10 (485 Views)

Re: Threaded?

06-10-2010 04:29 PM in reply to: amason43

I am sharing feedback with the user interaction designers, visual designers, developers and others involved.  Appreciate the candid feedback and the willingness to kick the tires hard.



Eric Wright
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Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Threaded?

06-11-2010 06:28 AM in reply to: wrighte

wrighte wrote:

There is not an available configuration to provide a collapsible By Topic view.


So we can have other collapsible elements within message bodies like shown here:

 

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Questions-Feedback-about-the/How-to-prevent-smileys-from-displaying-es...

 

but we  can't have it for message navigation?  Seems a little fishy to me.

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