Inline replies and the threaded display style help to organize replies in order to make each reply's context more visually clear.
You can keep the conversation context relevant, and other users can see where your contribution fits into the conversation. Even when the threaded display style turned off, when users reply to individual replies, the community keeps track of the discussion's hierarchical structure. Turning on the threaded layout may cause discussions that are many years old to present a new, more readable layout.
It is safe to switch between the threaded display and the linear display, and users can choose their preferred layout using the board options menu:
Once you've switched to threaded view, you may notice that the way post pages are arranged has changed. If a thread is solved, you will see the accepted solution(s) surfaced at the top of the list of replies. This helps bring the relevant information to you first instead of having to search through the thread for the solution(s).
When you click Reply to the topic, the reply box opens directly below the post instead of in a new window. Additionally, you can drag and drop or browse to attach files to your reply.
After you post your reply, the reply is displayed inline with the topic.
You can now Reply to the replies made to the original post. Replies to the main topic are always displayed inline with it. Replies made to other replies will display indented below the reply.
If you select Threaded Format from the board options menu settings (mentioned above), replies to any reply display in a threaded format. This way, you always tell which reply you a replying to.
When you click Reply to an existing reply, the reply box opens directly below that reply instead of in a new window. Additionally, you can drag and drop or browse to attach files to your reply after expanding the text toolbar options.
After you post your reply, you can see every threaded reply to which you replied.
When you select Linear Format from the board options menu settings (mentioned above), all replies are displayed inline instead of being threaded.
Note: A post or a reply has three levels of threaded (indented) replies. Any reply after the third reply is at the same level of indentation as the third reply.
To set the number of posts you want to see per page:
1. Go to My Settings > Preferences > Threaded Layout.
2. Enter the number for replies you wish to see per page in the option Threaded format: Posts per page when viewing a topic.
3. Click Save.
When Sort is set to Newest to Oldest, you see the replies sorted from the newest reply.
Click "Load more replies" at the bottom of the page to view more replies.
You get the option to Load previous replies and Load next replies when there are more replies to the thread than the limit you set in the previous steps.