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This is my first real reading of Daily Kos, but I already hate all the identical subject lines. It makes is impossible to scan the subjects and see which comments you would like to read. This especially makes dynamic minimal a useless mode and nested useless on larger stories.

What a fucking terrible idea.

Poll inside is a choice between all comments have defaults (Kos-style), non-top level comments (Slashdot-style), no comments have defeault subjects (Kuro5hin-style).

Originally posted to jjayson on Wed Dec 17, 2003 at 09:44 PM PST.

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default subject lines

23%6 votes
15%4 votes
61%16 votes

| 26 votes | Vote | Results

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Comment Preferences

  •  Re: Default subject lines (none)
    Hey now, no reason to be rude. This isn't slashdot.

    That being said, please let me use this thread to renew my request for a dynamic threaded mode with only NEW comments expanded. Thank you, Kos and Rusty.

    •  Re: Default subject lines (none)
      It wasn't rude. Definitely crude, but that is entirely something different.

      Automatically expanding new comments is useful for people that visit the site quite a bit, but almost entirely useless for those that many only stop by once of twice a week.

  •  YOU have the power... (none)
    to change the subject line to something meaningful. i do it for most of my posts when i enter a new discussion.  and i do it purely for selfish reasons.  when i go to the "view your comments" page, i can tell what the heck each one was about when i'l looking to see if people replied.
  •  Yup (none)
    Good Idea.

    I like to see original subject lines, and a lot of people use them.

    Forcing us to actually take 2 seconds to write a title is a good thing.

  •  Honk! Honk! (none)
    I'd just like to honk my own horn here. Default subject lines have been abandoned, back to K5-style. I'd like to think I was partially responsible for this, but most likely not.

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