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Tutorial — 2D layout

By KajMagnus @user_1452012-04-23 06:57:52.993Z

Do this:

  1. Scroll: click and hold left mouse button on the white background, and drag the mouse leftwards, upwards, with the mouse button held down.

Please note: The two dimensional layout can be disabled; there's a per website setting. To disable it on this page only, click here, to enable it again, click here.

  1. Scroll down to the Example Discussion below. Note how much text you don't need to read: pointless comments are collapsed — they don't waste your time.

  2. Think about whether interesting comments appears at the top / to the upper left, and boring comments appear far away downwards / to the right. — The intention is that you find the most interesting comments first, when you start reading.
    (Imagine the example discussion below, but moved to a "normal" forum: one single flat column, replies sorted by time — it would be unreadable. All you found wold be "Test", "Testing", "Test test" comments. But with Debiki, you find what you're looking for.)

  3. Test to leave a reply: click Reply. And click Like to like some comments :-)

Example Discussion

Topic: Which animal species is the kindest species in the world?

What's your opinion?

  • 267 replies

There are 267 replies. Estimated reading time: 24 minutes

  1. The Dodo bird

    It's extinct now though

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        1. Interesting idea.

          1. Reminds me of a mind map.

            1. Does it ever become to complex for the users to handle?

              1. For old people: Yes I suppose it might become too complex.

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            Very interesting.

            1. nested reply?

              1. not interesting. reply can only nest for 3 levels.

                1. Replies can nest to any level. However if there's only 1 reply, then there's really no need to increase indentation — instead I'm simply pla

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                    Example of nested reply with arrows.

                    1. nested reply test

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                  test

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                    test hi~

                    1. Hi test

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                    Kittens

                    Cats!

                    Just kidding.

                    1. Cats eat birds. But what about kittens? They are cute and drink milk instead

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                        Dolphins.

                        They have no arms and can do no evil. And they are intelligent, and always smile :-)

                        Well, that wasn't entirely true. — They are bullying each other sometimes. And although they many times have saved humans from drowning, or from sharks, they have also actually killed humans — some poor fellow that surprised them by jumping from the boat down in the middle of them.

                        1. I like dolphins

                          1. Dolphins are the greatest.

                            1. Indeed.

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                              I like dolphins too

                              1. they swym

                                1. fast

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                                    they jump

                                    1. impresionante!

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                                      Sloth. They're so damn cute.

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                                            Horizontal and vertical scrolling? No thank you.

                                            1. It works pretty great with a MacBook's trackpad (via two-finger scrolling).

                                              1. I was just thinking this!

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                                                Agreed, it is annoying

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                                                    Okay. Now I've implemented single column layout too, if you just want to scroll down.

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                                                      Humans?

                                                      It's the kindest and cruelest species

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                                                            Agreed!

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                                                                Are you sure it's also the kindest? Most of the time we're being kind is when we're trying to fix our own or somebody else's cruelty.

                                                                Like helping the homeless is kind. But the reason they're homeless is most likely due to other people's cruelty.

                                                                1. I think when finding the kindest species, it's individuals that counts, not the average :-) And usually the ones that help the homeless aren't the ones who were cruel against them. So if you look at individuals, then among humans you'll find the most kind hearted beings and also the most cruel beings.

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                                                                      Test

                                                                      1. Not a test

                                                                        1. That was definitively a test

                                                                          1. Don't lie!

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                                                                        Dogs

                                                                        1. But dogs eat cats