it's absolutely awful. many MANY people don't even know how to use it and end up replying to the wrong people. With chronologically ordered posts, and the ability to tag users it's easy to see who replied to whom.
If nesting was to be implemented, it would have to be the default sorting system otherwise it would be the same confused situatoin as it was on IMDB.
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Nesting (and post organisation in general) was actually one of the big problems with IMDb. Whilst, when replies were in reply to the right post, they could be OK (although the system got hard to read if the responses went too far and it ended up with several posts squished into the right hand side), the "last post" link is near useless if multiple people had responded to different posts since you last visited.
If, e.g. there was
- Post A (12:00) - Post B (12:02) - Post C (12:03)
All of which were responded to at 12:05, you'd end up with
- Post A (12:00) -- Post A Reply (12:05) - Post B (12:02) -- Post B Reply (12:05) - Post C (12:03) -- Post C Reply (12:05)
And the "last post" link would take you to whichever one had the highest value in the seconds column, meaning that you still had to scroll through every previous response to see everything. It's one of the few negatives of the existing system.