I love how a discussion about some WPF app somehow (to you) is about the v4 update of C9...Minh said:magicalclick wrote:magicalclick said:*snip*
Huh? I am confused. Why do I want to see a long string of "Truly awful WPF UI" on every reply post's toolbar?
Because the subject line has value. It provides context to the the post body text. I don't know how many times I'd be reading a post & ask myself "what is this referring to?" I'd then scroll all the way up to the top to to remind me what the discussion is about.
You say that leaving the subject line out of each post is 'awful', yet when I look around on the internet I see many examples of the same thing...
I was on SourceForge.net in another tab when I read this, so I went to their forums (http://sourceforge.net/community/forum/topic.php?id=3201&page) ... no subject line in any replies. Then I thought for a few moments about another popular forum site that I could go and check... so I went to arstechnica.com ... no subject line in replies (http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/48409524/m/269006624931/p/1). Then I tried MSDN's forums... no subject line (http://forums.msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/wpf/thread/a2988ae8-e7b8-4a62-a34f-b851aaf13886) ... Then, trying to find something farther from our audience, I checked out Penny Arcade's forums... no subject line in replies. (http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=67955).
If you want them, that's fine, nothing wrong with saying "I wish we had subject lines on every reply so that I could see what thread I am on" ... but to suggest that it is 'awful' that we don't have it seems very strange considering how many forum sites do not seem to have it. I know of at least one site that does have subject line on each reply, and allows you to change them as you go (which is why they have them on replies as far as I can tell...) and that is Slashdot (I'm sure there are others):
So it is certainly is something that some sites have, and I can understand that you like it... but I would hardly call that 'awful'.