What Are Flat and Threaded Views

Document created by DOpgenorth-esristaff Employee on Aug 15, 2014Last modified by CLoya-esristaff on Sep 28, 2018
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You can set discussion replies and content comments to display all on one level (flat) or indented hierarchically (threaded) from your Preference page. To set up your view style preferences, click your avatar in the right corner, and then Preferences. On the General Preferences tab, select your Discussion View and Comment View styles, and then click Save.


Flat views display comments and replies chronologically in the order they were received, and there is no indentation between responses. This view can be helpful if you like to see comments in the order they were made. However, it can become difficult to follow conversations between people when a discussion is longer than a few comments.


                    Flat discussion view


In a threaded view, you can see which post a person is responding to because comments and replies appear indented beneath the post to indicate embedded replies or comments. This can help you follow conversations because responses remain associated together visually.


                    Threaded discussion view

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