[unrev-II] SlashDot -- cool, but room for improvement

From: Eric Armstrong (eric.armstrong@eng.sun.com)
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 16:47:50 PDT

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    Found the threaded/nested options under Comment Control
    on my preferences page after logging in.

    "Nested" displays entire messages, indented in the response
    hierarchy. That's good but makes it impossible to get a sense
    of the thread.

    "Threaded" displays mostly indented lists of message headers,
    with the occasional message (for some reason) shown in its

    That gives you a "big picture" view, but clicking on a link
    replaces the page you are on with one that has several nested

    What's missing is the kind of dynamic view control you get
    in an outliner -- functionality that only really makes sense
    when implemented on the client side of things.

    Now the best and coolest websites come right to you based on your
    unique interests. eTour.com is surfing without searching.
    And, it's FREE!

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