Suspension: Front fork, springs on the saddle, fat tyres, sprung seatposts

I've been using 50mm wide tyres on my touring bike, and tried 60mm big apples too, running them at from about 3.5 bar to ca. 1.5 bar (because I don't often pump up my tyres) and I found that fat tyres are a pretty poor form of suspension, quite different from what proponents claimed as being a simple and cheap form of suspension. I will detail the problems I encountered below, and give a list of other options with plus points and negative points.

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