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Which of the following would be our best approach in your opinion?

Move the entire forums over to another platform
Leave DDF functionality & platform as is, but refresh the design
Leave DDF as is besides for product deals etc
Leave DDF functionality & platform as is

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Re: New DDF Forums
« Reply #150 on: July 21, 2020, 11:15:32 AM »
I love the current platform. Less is more.

Here's what I see can use a little fix.

Often times, side chatter opens up in a given topic which is clearly off topic. There should be a way to somehow indent those side conversations, so that it doesnt detract from the flow of the forum. Perhaps by indenting , or having a different background.

Take for instance this thread. Forum Game: Where have you been that none of the rest of us have?
There is a nice conversation going back and forth discussing places where people have/have not been to. Then somebody chime in about descriptive usernames. then I reply, and we can go off on a whole discussion about passwords. Dont get me wrong, i have no problem with that, but i think that if these side conversations would be set-off in a different way, it would make DDF more readable. I imagine that this shouldn't be too hard to accomplish even with the current format.
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Re: New DDF Forums
« Reply #151 on: July 21, 2020, 11:53:04 AM »
Here's what I see can use a little fix.

Often times, side chatter opens up in a given topic which is clearly off topic. There should be a way to somehow indent those side conversations, so that it doesnt detract from the flow of the forum. Perhaps by indenting , or having a different background.

Take for instance this thread. Forum Game: Where have you been that none of the rest of us have?
There is a nice conversation going back and forth discussing places where people have/have not been to. Then somebody chime in about descriptive usernames. then I reply, and we can go off on a whole discussion about passwords. Dont get me wrong, i have no problem with that, but i think that if these side conversations would be set-off in a different way, it would make DDF more readable. I imagine that this shouldn't be too hard to accomplish even with the current format.

What you're essentially proposing is just a full DDF redesign, while keeping the 0.0002% of on-topic posts as they are.
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Re: New DDF Forums
« Reply #152 on: July 21, 2020, 12:05:44 PM »
A system to only see the posts that are well liked/up voted in a thread, so that you can filter out the helpful posts would be good.

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Re: New DDF Forums
« Reply #153 on: July 21, 2020, 12:34:21 PM »
A system to only see the posts that are well liked/up voted in a thread, so that you can filter out the helpful posts would be good.
Although it's hard to see how the thread maintains the "context" when reading only those posts.