"VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Bill wrote:
>> No doubt someone will help you, but I reckon those web-based forums are a
>> disaster - have a look at:
>> There is absolutely no structure, or real moderation.
>> About 160 pages on the one query, with so much repetition and no answer as
>> to the cause of the problem.
> And no tree structure to see the the order of replies (i.e., who
> answered who). It's just one flat list of posts. That's a worthless
> format. They call that a "forum"? Looks more like a trashbin with a
> unstructured mess of posts.
Actually that forum does have a threaded view available
when you are logged in to it. I doubt any kind of threading
will help make sense of that "discussion" though. The forums moderators
haven't yet learned to try to discourage Me too! requests for help
and in fact is some cases make it worse by using a "merge" tool
that they have available to them. Ah. This one has some merging evident
in it which is just adding to its unwieldiness IMO. Me too! posters could
use the "I do too" counter instead of taking the opportunity to vent and that
would reduce the volume of these "discussions" considerably too. ; )