An area I feel will get overly long and troublesome is the homepage
(home icon) and favourites (star section). Eventually I could imagine regular
users having hundreds of conversations that they are following. Homepage could
end up like Facebook where you have way too many posts to go through and no way
to have them sorted in order to speed up the search or target your current
interests. Having notifications for responded answers simply won’t be enough to keep things organized or from getting unwieldy if the conversations list is too long. How could someone focus on fewer sections or topics that they’re interested in reading in that moment? Let’s say
they’re in the mood for motorcycle stuff – how do they get just those posts?
What if they just want stuff about technology or the latest news? Users need some
way to not have to scroll down a huge conversations list. Users should have a way to manually change their view order on your conversations page. Maybe a list of subtopics they’ve
made and they put different conversations in those folders. Users will want to revisit topics or conversations and how will they do that if it's just a massive list of conversations?
Let’s say I explore categories and choose
technology as a topic. It gives me 12 other sub topics and a choice to see
more. At some point in time there will be thousands of topics. How will that be
organized and navigated? Will people simply have to search with the search
section? It’d be nice if you could just search within a section. I still like
the idea of being able to see the whole list of topics like in Adventure Rider.
It allows faster searching yet you can still find something serendipitously. It
could be an alternative way to search from the current way you are planning.
I typed most of this up on a Word document then pasted it here. The results were terrible and I had to make quite a few changes to fix the formatting and sentences, spaces and so on. It shouldn't be such a problem. Are you aware of this issue?