I can't believe ppl prefer linear to the threaded forum. I've ask the question on an other forum and they almost said I'm crazy to prefer the threaded forum.
I can admit the linear forum is sometimes good when only a few post have been posted to the thread. Other than that, I think it is impossible to follow a conversation in a linear thread. The option for a thread view on the ubi forum is not so good.
I absolutely fracking HATE the threaded view at IMDb.
I don't want to click 20+ links to read a conversation.
It's extremely annoying and totally unnecessary.
I view it in Nest format.
It's a blend of threaded and linear/flat view so you can see the messages, but they're also indented underneath the message in which the user replied to.