I know this is possibly a question in a question in a question (level three questionception anyone?) but what is the etiquette for discussing questions? Should they not have some different type of almost "chatroom" interface, where a threaded or linear view is forced, instead of votes or views ? Perhaps once in which votes simply adds opacity to the yellow highlight background colour behind the post (that I know SE loves so much)
It just seems to me that discussions are.. not newbie friendly. I have a number of discussion threads open, and the only way so far I see to reply to what someone answers is to comment on their answer. I get some giant alert window if I click "Answer your question", and my browser crashes (but that's a completely different matter)
- How is one expected to "reply" to the OP in a discussion? Comment, new answer, what?
- How is one expected to "reply" to the first answer? Another answer, comment, what?
- What happens when one answer wants to reply directly to another, whilst referencing something else? You do this often on a forum.
Also: Am I doing it right?
Please see this, this and this and tell me if you think I am doing it right (I still don't quite understand when to do what, and I figure you guys are the best people to ask.)