What are Flat and Threaded Views?

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Hitachi Vantara Community User Guide > Getting More Out of Content > Getting More Out of Discussions and Questions > What are Flat and Threaded Views?


From your Preferences page, you can set discussion replies and content comments to display all on one level (flat) or indented hierarchically (threaded).

To set up your view style preferences, click your avatar in the upper right corner, and then Preferences. On the General Preferences tab, select your Discussion View and Comment View styles, and then click Save.

Note: Replies to Questions are shown in a unique order: the Correct Answer is always shown at the top, followed by replies with the most Helpful marks.


Flat view
Display comments and replies chronologically in the order they were received, and there is no indentation between responses. This view can be helpful if you like to see comments in the order they were made. However, it can become difficult to follow conversations between people when a discussion is longer than a few comments.
Flat discussion view
Threaded view
In a threaded view, you can see which post a person is responding to because comments and replies appear indented beneath the post to indicate embedded replies or comments. This can help you follow conversations because responses remain associated together visually, like so:
Threaded discussion view