Comments after posts

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Rob W.
Joined: 12/30/2013

It seems that I am the only one that makes comments about the forum and how confusing it.  So here is another gripe of mine.  

When I make a post, and someone comments, it should be right after my post and not further down the page, I find it confusing to find the comment that was made for me.  It might be simpler if someone posted a post and had a reply button underneath it and you could reply only to that post.  And if someone else made a post on the same thing, likewise the comments should be under that post. As you see from this pic that I grabbed from Facebook, the replies are after the post...

 

robwestergard wrote:

It seems that I am the only one that makes comments about the forum and how confusing it.  So here is another gripe of mine.  

When I make a post, and someone comments, it should be right after my post and not further down the page, I find it confusing to find the comment that was made for me.  It might be simpler if someone posted a post and had a reply button underneath it and you could reply only to that post.  And if someone else made a post on the same thing, likewise the comments should be under that post. As you see from this pic that I grabbed from Facebook, the replies are after the post...

Hey there, Rob! Don't worry - we're definitely taking your notes into consideration. We're working on making the forum more user-friendly, as well as revamping the 'My Community' page. Updates to come! :)
Thanks Laura. I appreciate this. And if you need help, let me know.
A Beta is always a fun thing. I definitely agree that the post order is confusing and that if the posts just happened chronologically (newest at the bottom) then at least some continuity would be maintained. The reply feature could nest posts to thread them, but since not everyone will hit the reply-to-post it could still be confusing. Some posts that are replies to a specific person would still end up at the bottom instead or right under what they intended on replying to. When I've been on forums that give me a choice, I tend to just pick chronological instead of threaded for that reason. Thanks to the team for all their work!