Forum OpenACS Development: Forums package is threaded internally, not flat

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Don, yes it does make perfect sense to reply to a specific post in the Forums. The Forums package keeps internal track of the tree reply structure of posts. And when the Forums package displays one single individual post, it also displays all children replies below it, tree-wise. Examples: one, two.

Of course, Nis, as this post demonstrates, if you display a post singly the "Post a Reply" then replies to that specific post rather than the first post in the thread, maintaining the threaded/tree structure. This seems like a reasonable compromise between specificity for power users and UI simplicity for newbies.