Originally Posted by PS3 News
While I understand the possition of someone who runs forum to prefer users to click on thread and read it in full (and hopefully participate more - apart of also reading ads) this also goes two ways. I simply tend to skip / ignore threads with a "generic" / non-decriptive titles like:
- Read this ...
- Look what I've found
- Do you think ...
or simply somenthing I might thing I'd be not interrested in etc. etc. However at Forums where this "tooltip" preview is available I'm more likely to clik / open the thread and participate. You can also consider (if possible indeed) this as a "optional" feature for senior / premium members only maybe?
I'm really sorry to see more and more sites dissabling this feature - mainly purelly due to the "commercial" reasons however as just mentioned above it could be contraproductive in some situations.
In regards to preview - I'm not a big user of that but if it would be optional only I'd have use for that time to time.
Also - I too prefer a "time stamp" (date / time) rather that time passed from option currently used here.
As far as for the amount of post etc. - again - I understand your possition on this but I believe it's benefitial to the users and again if it could be offered at least to senior / premium users it would be nice and in general resolve the problems with spam or any other kind of misuse.
I know there is still a long way in front all of us before this all will get in shape but I like a majority of the new changes of the forums and hope to see this through together with all others here.