Le 03/11/2018 à 20:34, Tim Peters a écrit :
This may be a clear demonstration of one way Discourse "works better": the "conversation" we're having here is really of little value to anyone, including to us.
How does Discourse "work better", exactly? The long-winded discussion on variants of voting systems (with close to 100 messages) isn't exactly *important* except for voting system nerds. The subthread you started about the "3-2-1" system was of close to no value, since you admitted yourself that that system is too young and immature to be chosen, and you were only "planting a seed" (and probably enjoying yourself a bit in the process). Yet it seems Discourse didn't discourage you from doing so. Why?
Well, because people making tangents on topics they like to talk about is irrelevant to the discussion system used (and your own behaviour proves it). The only way you can prevent tangents is by preventing discussion altogether.
*However*, an important feature of a discussion system is to help skipping tangents you're not interested about. A threaded discussion system makes it very easy to ignore a subthread. Not so much where the various subthreads are intermingled in a flat chronologic view.