Threads are different...Look it up.
This observation gives me the opportunity to clarify what I mean for thread like structure
. Thanks Master_Cylinder for focussing this problem.
The following can help to understand better my point of view.
For thread I mean some kind of "directory like" structure: every post has in addition to the button for quote, another button to respond to it directly. If this new button is clicked a normal "post a replay" is created but when the reply is submitted it goes at the bottom and a little bit to the right
of the post which the user is answering to. Something similar to what happens by nesting multiple quotes or nesting a subdirectory in the main one.
So for users it will be more simple to follow the main
"Ariadne's thread" because digressions are hidden but with a simple click on a "Show responses to this post" button the user can read responses gave to a specific post. Of course this button appears if the main post has direct related responses only.
The advantage of this is evident: readers can read master or main topic posts without losing "Ariadne's thread", but if there is the need they can go into some specific ramification of it. Infact a topic can be formed by minor aspects that will be possible to discuss in the same place but in a some kind of "sub directory".
The actual alternative is to separate the sub aspect and create a new topic (or use quotes and nested quotes). Of course this can be a thing possible too but it is more complicated because the admin have to do it and then the admin must do a post that explicate the separation in sub topic and also he must make a link to the new topic. From the new topic the admin must link the main one... etc.
So it is evident that thread framework is more simple way to manage these situations IMHO.
Of course it will be a staff task to define max nested level and anything related at threads managment.
A further implementation can be an option that gives the opportunity to users to show on the fly
the page in thread structured style or in topic lined style (the actual style to be clear).
Thanks for reading.