I realize I'm new here and will probably be immediately flamed for criticizing what people are used to and comfortable with, but I would really like to discuss the format of discussion and groups on the Nexus.
I like (love) the Nexus idea and really am excited about having a freethinking home, but to be honest, I cannot fathom how the current discussion format is really usable.
Perhaps I just don't know how to use it very well, but I cannot seem to pick up a thread where I last left it and if people comment on older comments in the past, I have to go back and filter through everything to see them. I guess this just reflects the trend in comment-based posting of brief thoughts, but it really isn't user-friendly for long discussions and debates.
There are plenty of traditional forum packages available at no cost which are robust and very user friendly (the best one I have set up and managed is http://www.phpbb.com
). I'm not really sure why something similar hasn't been set up here, but it would definitely go a long way towards keeping me (and I presume others) much more active and keep us around more.
Ok, I've got my armor on - let the bashing begin...