I joined the Pirate party because I saw a group of people who were passionate about social change. When I saw this open political forum I fell in love.
I wondered though whether we should think about changing our name and used the search feature to look up old posts. That was all fine and good until I started scrolling through thousands and thousands of words of discussion, some going off on tangents, and had to stifle the urge to write a reply without reading the rest of the 150 odd replies in the chain, knowing that they probably evolved a lot over time.
So could I suggest a new UI? I have enough coding knowledge to know that this is feasible but not enough time (HSC )to do it myself. Here’s how it works: (bear with me it’ll only be short)
Anyone ever played Papers, Please? (Glory to Artotska! Not.) I’m basically recommending their savegame system. If you get this part then you can probably stop reading and start commenting!
In more detail:
- OP creates a thread, as a “bubble”.
- Subsequent users reply to thread. Each reply is linked to the most immediately precursor “bubble” by its chain.
- There may be many replies to each bubble engaging in the bubble in different aspects. E.g. for marriage equality there may be a bubble for religious freedoms, a bubble for gender rights, etc etc (I vote yes and understand if you vote no but still vote yes anyway)
- The bubble and chain is visible instead / alongside the current scrollbar. For you programmers, it’s literally a visualisation of a DFS.
I’ll come back after paper 1 and 2 and put up an image of what I’m envisioning this looks like. For now, adeiu!