posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 10:20 PM
I have seen many threads where authors have made long opening posts that extend beyond the per-page character limit. This means they end up with an
opening post extending two or more pages. Quite a lot of the time, other members seem to reply before they are finished and the author suffers an
interruption to their post. This is frustrating for members that are intrigued by this wealth of information and who want to read it all in
I suggest ATS implement an Extended Opening Post feature that gives the author the option to suspend replies until their OP is finished. This will
also allow the author time to edit spelling/grammar errors and clarify anything they wish to edit. Overall, this will make browsing and reading
through threads much easier and efficient.
(I realise there is a "preview" feature, but it does not always work properly when you decide to edit a previous preview.)
I am not suggesting people can make threads where replies are disallowed, rather that the author be given time to improve their opening posts so that
it is not interrupted by other members. Opening posts are critical to the longevity and prosperity of most types of threads.
Some measures could include:
- clear indication that replies in the thread are temporarily suspended until OP is done
- time limit on how long author can disable replies (~4 hours from initial post)
Does anybody else feel this feature might be beneficial to the ATS forum?
[edit on 24/6/2010 by Dark Ghost]