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Date Posted: 11:14:39 09/30/04 Thu
Author: z-dog
Subject: Re: can no longer avoid posts
In reply to: 4muddypuppies 's message, "Re: can no longer avoid posts" on 06:18:37 09/30/04 Thu

>(1) Lets say you know from previous exposure that you
>disagree with 4muddypuppies on everything she writes -
>on the old board you can avoid her posts, and every
>post associated with it. Those little he-said
>she-said arguments (which do take up a lot of space on
>the front board) can be avoided with ease in order to
>perhaps follow an otherwise useful series of posts.

Are you talking about the new board or the old one? Every post is labeled in the new board, and I find it just as easy to avoid posters I'm not interested in on the new one.

>(2) If you are interested in one specific person and
>their take on an issue, it is easy to find them. It
>makes checking back on the board during the day for a
>quick fix both easy and entertaining.

On the new board, you can see a list of everything a poster has written. Click on their user name, then click on show all posts. Easy to scan for topics, and comprehensive. But yeah, the old board was quicker for scanning.

>(3) You lose lurkers. This may not be a bad thing,
>but certainly I am not the only person that hates
>registering for things and never remembers passwords.
>You therefore get less flame (but again, on this board
>those arguments are easily avoided - they only take up
>space) but you also miss people that feel strongly
>about an issue who would suddenly jump in with a very
>useful 2 cents, only to dissapear again.

In genereal, I agree that the topics could be condensed. Passwords are easy, just click "Remember me" when you log in, and you won't have to log in (and remember your password). Of course that is per browser, let alone per computer. Again, trade-off. Doen't bother me at all, but I could see where people either don't accept cookies in their browswer or are loggin in remotely.

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