Hi all, I'm changing the forum threading mode from Nested to Flat.
The problem with Nested is that once there are so many replies to someone's comment, suddenly it doesn't allow you to reply to them. Quite annoying right?
In the Flat method it simply auto-quotes the person you are replying to. The tradeoff being that sometimes a reply to an old comment will have to come pages later than usual.
Were you planning to do an evaluation of how it will impact communication? I personally found the nesting limitation only mildly annoying. My hunch is that the Flat forum will be less conducive to sustaining multiple conversations between multiple people concurrently.