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Blair Laird | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Sep 8 2013 10:26 AM

It would be nice if faithlife had the ability to be set up with an option to post more in a forum type fashion. It is rather annoying to have such short posts when having a discussion.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 8 2013 10:51 AM

That is my unhappy experience. Not ever having used Twitter, I am rather used to being able to say what is needful without having to shave a character here and there to cram into an unnecessary communication limit. Not fun.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 8 2013 5:48 PM

Divinesoteriology:

It would be nice if faithlife had the ability to be set up with an option to post more in a forum type fashion. It is rather annoying to have such short posts when having a discussion.

Peace!       *smile*               I most certainly agree with you!               Also, I would find it very helpful indeed to be able to edit a post....   like we can do on the forums        ...................                           I make mistakes and change my mind         however                 FaithLife is "unchangeable" like the laws of the Medes and Persians, eh???

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I am happy to announce that we will be working on implementing a feature called group discussions in the next few weeks. In short, this feature is a forum for your group that will live in a new "Discussions" tab on your group page. The goal is to organize longer discussions like the ones you're describing better. Having topic threads should be much nicer than using many-reply posts or many messages.

I look forward to hearing your feedback when it's done.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 9 2013 9:22 AM

I hope it has nothing to do with faithlife.

Blessings in Christ.

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Tes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 9 2013 9:24 AM

Hi,Patric it would be better if you could start it on a new thread,so that every one may be able to see it.

Blessings in Christ.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 9 2013 9:30 AM

Tes:

I hope it has nothing to do with faithlife.

Huh? Patrick explained that it will be another tab in the Faithlife group view.  

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 9 2013 9:31 AM

Patrick Nausha:

I am happy to announce that we will be working on implementing a feature called group discussions in the next few weeks.

Thanks, great news! I'm looking forward to using it.

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 9 2013 9:44 AM

NB.Mick:

Patrick Nausha:

I am happy to announce that we will be working on implementing a feature called group discussions in the next few weeks.

Thanks, great news! I'm looking forward to using it.

Yes!             Indeed!                                   Thanks so very much!                            Exactly where we should be going!   *smile*

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 9 2013 9:53 AM

Also see http://community.logos.com/forums/p/70261/488355.aspx#488355  

IF we are going to have a discussion we need to be able to insert a comment after the comment we wish to comment on. Even if we are inserting that comment six days latter [after there have been 200 other posts to the discussion]

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 12 2013 12:54 AM

The best forums I have used had nested topics and replies, much like folders and subfolders. Such a design makes it easy to follow specific topics and discrete discussions because responses are attached directly to the earlier comment and are slightly indented below it. The only disadvantage to these types of forums is that long discussions eventually get indented so far that each line can only contain one or two words, but that is usually pretty uncommon. I rarely see these formats anymore, unless it is a very old forum. These days, it is more common to find single-column formats like the Logos forum, which is too bad because, while simpler, it is less user friendly in terms of thread-tracking. It all looks very neat, but it can be rather bothersome trying to keep up with who is saying what to whom, what with scrolling up and down and even having to click back a page or two to see what the previous person said. I definitely prefer the nested sub-folder format. The problem of creeping indent can be reduced if indents are only one or two spaces.

A few additional comments on that format--posts can be given titles and if a post is a reply and no title is chosen, then the post is titled RE:[title of previous post]. Also, in such formats, it is common to have unviewed posts appear blue (for instance) and those already viewed as gray, sort of like in most email in-boxes. That is very helpful in keeping track of which posts have been read and which have not. Also, if a conversation goes off-topic, it is a simple and easy thing to identify that sub-thread and ignore it if the subject matter is not of interest.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 12 2013 5:08 AM

David Paul:

The best forums I have used had nested topics and replies, (...)

long discussions eventually get indented so far (...)

BUT if you join the discussion ten years latter you can still comment on every point in the discussion. And five years after that if someone is willing to put in the work required they can follow all of the discussion.  [I joined a Faithlife group just to test the ability of Faithlife to hold deep discussions.   It failed.  I did read the book they had discussed before I joined - I tried to become one with the group]

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