liquid threads becomes really annoying for long discussions
And there's never a sensible point to cut off a discussion in progress, or split a discussion in progress. So you end up with these huge discussions that are really hard to follow. At least in the normal wiki, you could click on the history, and then compare diffs with something 12 hours ago to identify the new posts. But now, I get notifications for threads that I'm trying to follow, but have lost all hope of following because of their length. Sometimes the new replies are hidden behind a "show replies" tab!
I guess what I'm asking for is a way to easily identify new posts in liquid threads. Highlight new posts? (Is that hard? I figure we can't be too far off, if the threads appear in my "new messages" every time a new post occurs.) Highlight posts from the last 24 hours?
Dude, are you using the "new messages" feature? It highlights new posts. That's the best way to read, I've found.
There's a new messages feature? As far as I can tell, when I click on on "new messages" it shows me the entire thread.
The newest messages should be in boxes that are colored grey :)
... the things you don't realize.
Maybe the color scheme should be a little more obvious :)
Last edit: 11:41, 18 July 2012
I have to confess, I'm still not entirely in love with Liquid Threads. But I'm trying to look at them from a newbies' perspective; I guess then they're more accessible, easier to use.
We've got some updates in the pipeline that will make things more linear and easy to follow. I'm hoping to be able to stick them on this wiki in the next few days/weeks.
Sounds good. From a usability perspective, the "new post" thing isn't obvious. Even a little "[NEW!]" would be helpful to complement the highlight, if you can't make the highlight more obvious.
I also think you should hide the "Link to" behind "More"... but reveal the "edit" button. I think that would reflect what people more commonly need to do.