- Simon Tovey
- Kingston Upon Hull
- United Kingdom
Game Programmer, Sumo Digital
TED Conversations structure should be re-thought to produce better organised conversations.
TED Conversations' nesting structure allows only 3 levels. This means that a sub conversation that would naturally continue past this becomes fragmented as people reply to earlier posts in the thread but actually reply to the 3 deep nested post.
I'm sure there are some small changes that would improve things.
Obviously if no-one else finds this a problem worth addressing please say so.
My 2 suggestions are:
- Allow deeper or unlimited nesting with optional collapsing of each branch of the conversation. This may have been rejected when designing the current system to stop sub conversations overtaking the main point of an conversation. Though this seems to happen anyway.
- Allow replies to a users own posts. This wouldn't change things much but would allow things to stay slightly neater as 3 deep nested conversations would be able to continue in a sequential fashion rather than plonking their posts on earlier or later posts higher up the tree.