Serious Eats: Talk

The Problem With Talk (A Humple Opinion)

Hey...I know SE has gone through some awesome changes. I love the site and have used it for a long time. It's changed the way I eat, cook, and think about food.

But the talk section kind of frustrates me. It's not a forum...and it's not just a comment section because you want users starting content rather than just reacting to content.

Unfortunately, there's no real way to respond and interact naturally with other SE'ers. To respond within a thread to another reply, all you can do is use the '@' symbol and hope that person manages to find their name in your post.

That inhibits so many potential interactions. It's a hassle to go and do that. If a talk thread gets past 20 comments, it becomes fairly bulky to deal with.

I don't know how to keep the structure of the section while adding better ways to interact. But some kind of notification system of...say...your name in someone else's post might be a starting point. At least then it won't require someone to constantly check every thread they comment in to see if anyone has replied to their post.

Again...just my 2 sense...not trying to step on toes!

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