LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > LinuxQuestions.org > LQ Suggestions & Feedback
User Name
Password
LQ Suggestions & Feedback Do you have a suggestion for this site or an idea that will make the site better? This forum is for you.
PLEASE READ THIS FORUM - Information and status updates will also be posted here.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-20-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
rknichols
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 4,322

Rep: Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964
Button to start new thread needed when reading messages in a current thread


It should be made easier to start a new thread when your display is of the messages in a current thread. Newcomers will sometimes continue an existing thread with a new topic, perhaps because figuring out how to start a new thread is, at that point, not simple. You have to go back to the forum display to find a "New Thread" button.
 
Old 07-21-2016, 10:39 AM   #2
jeremy
root
 
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 13,046

Rep: Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763Reputation: 3763
Thanks for the feedback. We actually had the layout you describe for quite a while here at LQ and it seemed more confusing to new members than the current layout (ie. we got quite a few New Threads that were clearly meant to be Replies). Do keep in mind that if you have have 0 posts associated with your account, there is a large link at the top of every page explaining how to post a new thread.

--jeremy
 
Old 07-21-2016, 11:09 AM   #3
rknichols
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 4,322

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964Reputation: 1964
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
(ie. we got quite a few New Threads that were clearly meant to be Replies)
That would certainly be worse. Thanks for the explanation.

The case I'm running into now is over here, where the OP keeps continuing his original thread with new problems that are just similar enough to cause confusion.

Last edited by rknichols; 07-21-2016 at 11:21 AM. Reason: add example
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] New Thread Button - I suggest changing the location of the new Thread button aalger LQ Suggestions & Feedback 10 03-06-2015 07:15 PM
Where is the 'new thread' button? arooooon LQ Suggestions & Feedback 10 01-29-2010 12:50 AM
[thread control suggestion] add a "solved" button that the thread starter can click atom LQ Suggestions & Feedback 3 03-24-2005 12:55 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > LinuxQuestions.org > LQ Suggestions & Feedback

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration