Re: [siesta-dev] More stuff on message threading

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From: Tom Insam
Subject: Re: [siesta-dev] More stuff on message threading
Date: 13:00 on 02 Jan 2004
On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 09:52:15AM +0000, Simon Wistow wrote:
> This looks like it's sort of a cross between lurker threading and the 
> IBM stuff Richard just did ...

'One disturbing thing about their presentation is that making it be usable
requires the software to throw away a lot of message content: they seem to
be assuming that for this to look good, it'd have to recognise and strip out
redundant quoted text in the messages. That's somewhat scary.'


not that mariachi does this, I think it just tries to find the first real
line of the message for context purposes. I was assuming the threading model
described there does the same thing, actually, there's no need to edit the
message, just to display good context. Although my mother always complains
when I reply in 'that confusing all over my message way'. I tend to
top-quote or not depending on the person I'm replying to, which is bad and
wrong and occasionally I forget and get it backwards and get in trouble...

anyway, personally, I think you just have fundamentally different
requirements for, say, mailing lists and personal messages. It's one medium,
but the way of using it is completely different. I want string threading in
my mailing lists, because context is very important, but I'm happy for much
weaker threading for personal converstations, because they're more
memorable, and most of the time it's arrival order that matters to me most.


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