Post replay topic - is it needed?

SpOOnman
Joined: 16 Jan 2008

Post replay topic - is it needed?

Posted:02 Oct 2008 (21:32 UTC)
When I look on the boards' last posts column on the right and then reading these posts on boards I wonder myself - is it post replay topic really needed? I think there should an option to turn it off for replays.

First it confuses an user - 'why do I have to fill the topic field as topic is already posted?'. Then he thinks - 'ok, let it be Re: Post replay topic - is it needed?'. BW ends up with:
  • Post replay topic - is it needed?
  • Re: Post replay topic - is it needed?
  • Re: Post replay topic - is it needed?
  • Re: Post replay topic - is it needed?
  • Re: Post replay topic - is it needed?
  • Re: Post replay topic - is it needed?

More bad - it's displayed in bold. Reader already knows what topic is he in - he clicked it few seconds ago and even if he forgets - he can scroll up.

What do you think? I know that there may be some cross-posting matters in this case so I ask here.
Kozuch
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Joined: 06 Mar 2006

Re: Post replay topic - is it needed?

Posted:02 Nov 2008 (23:50 UTC)
I think replay it is not needed. Change of subject (=topic name) brings only confusion.