Discussion activity chronology
We're rolling out natural discussion item chronology early next week (7.10.13).
We wanted to have a place where members can go and talk about the change. The user testing we've done has shown that the flipped discussion order will be quite intuitive for new users. On the other hand, our lovely members who have grown accustomed to "new to old" discussion chronology may have some growing pains.
In the end, we think that our users will love arriving at a new discussion and reading from top to bottom, and commenting in the flow of the dialouge.
Here's a blog about the changes.
Joshua Vial started a proposal October 7th, 2013 11:06
rollback the flip until autoscroll or opt out is in place Closed 11:12pm - Wednesday 9 Oct 2013
Having to scroll down manually on each discussion is a big usability regression in my mind and I would like to not have to do it.
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October 7th, 2013 20:47
I'm personally keen to let this settle in for a while - I think it'll be better in the long run as the discussion page evolves in the next month, but I totally understand that it feels like a pain right now.
October 8th, 2013 02:33
I would have liked to see this tested more thoroughly, or a way to roll it out to a few select groups first. But now that it's done, I think we should live with it a while. It's not fully broken - still useable.
October 8th, 2013 22:47
I don't like having to scrolling down to have to get to the latest post. It was fine previously and I've grown accustomed to that interface. However there appears to be a few who like this new format, so is it possible to make it user selectable?