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Old 12-06-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Future of vBulletin Threading

vBulletin is the only php forum software with a thread tree display that appears in a scrollable window. This allows the user to utilize the thread tree while still keeping the messages visible below this display.

Without this window, long threads become so difficult to navigate the thread display becomes useless. The user is forced to pick a header from the tree, then hit page-down several times to see the message, than page up several times to pick the next message to view, then page down several times to see the message -- again and again and again.

vBulletin's support forum is using the beta version of their next release. It no longer has a scrollable window. The thead display gets longer, with the deeper parts hidden. As one unhides parts, other parts become hidden. And as it stands now, I think it is the worst tree display available.

It might be that this will be fixed in the next beta. But I would not hold my breath. And if you are a license holder who has an interest in the future of threading, now would be a good time to demand that they retain the scrollable window.
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