|Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 46):|
I would have to say that I much prefer to see the whole thread put forth before me. Allow us to choose if we want to read it in its entirety.
I agree with CastleIsland on this. One of the things I really like about these forums is the simplicity. No multiple pages, all the posts are in chronological order instead of by which post they are replying to, and they all load up when you open the page. It's my opinion (based on admittedly limited observation) that this new feature adds complications that really aren't necessary, and it would be great if there were a feature where one could turn this function off.
Or, as an alternate, perhaps use icons to identify which posts are unread, as in the main index with the starred topics. If you wanted to get quickly to the unread posts, all you'd have to do is scroll down until the icons started appearing.
I'll see if I get used to it, but for now I think it's a bad idea to fix something that may have had its quirks, but was hardly broken. But the thought and effort is certainly appreciated.