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Organization of discussions on the site. Do I grow a tree?

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Yes, most of today’s web users not only read it, but also write to it. And if they wrote separate self-sufficient articles and notes, this topic would not be born. And users are prone to discussion. For example: <<In response to your "yada" I’ll give you my "fe"> > .
That is, as a rule, every primary material (which can be an article or the first post on a forum) is followed by a "tail" of discussions, a long tail…
Basically, I’ve only seen two comment organizations : it’s a ribbon and a tree.
Examples of ribbons would be forums on YaBB, PhpBB, the "Membrane" site known to many, etc.
Examples of trees are Habr, ZHJ, and something else.
In either case, the big discussion just turns into a natural disaster.
Fair warning, I don’t know the solution to the problems I’m about to raise.
1.Ribbon trouble
a)The message itself bears no graphic connection to the message to which it is responding. Therefore, chunks, or the whole quoted message are inserted into the message. This increases the size of the text material, and doesn’t save you at all in the case of long discussions.
b)And if there are a lot of posts, like on Membrane, it’s just impossible to "get into" the discussion from the middle, because 20 pages of posts have already been written by other users. As a result, newcomers stupidly go to the last page and write what someone has already said 10 times.
2.Trouble tree.
a)Limited "nesting". If two or three individuals have an intense dialogue, the message blocks start to flatten out against the right edge of the monitor, first just stretching the page and making the text unreadable, and then unreadable altogether.
b)Lack of ability to track which message is a response to which one, if the original message has gone up off the screen in an intense conversation. In Hubr’s case, for example, you have to put a ruler to the screen and thus determine the nesting level, then scroll up and look for the message – the parent.
Now the question. Who knows a way, or has seen or implemented the principle of conveniently organizing unpredictably large discussions that should be readable in the first place?

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