Re: [Evolution-hackers] Addressbook UI thoughts

On Tue, 2003-12-09 at 13:10, Nat Friedman wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 19:30, Peter Williams wrote:
> > How would such a thin display interact with message threading? Threading
> > is important (to me, at least) and I can't visualize a thin display that
> > would handle it very well.
> I think you pretty much have to forego threading in that kind of display
> mode.

Speaking of threading btw, there is one problem with it, and I use flat
non-threaded view for now because of that. It is the possibility to
overlook new messages because they are way up in the message list when
someone replied to an oooold thread. Very easy to miss the mails. For
flat view those are added to the bottom where new messages are so one
can see recently received mails.

There is one thing that might solve this though. Many of the
nowadays-popular web forum software have threaded view, but the threads
themselves are sorted by the date *a message was added to a thread*. So
in that case, the oooold thread would move first in your list when a new
message is received in that. In other words, sort the whole threads by
discussion activity inside the thread.

That way you can see stuff in threads (useful in following discussions)
but you also see what is going on when the active threads show first on
your new mail display.

Does this make sense to you?


Tuomas Kuosmanen :: Art Director, Ximian :: <tigert ximian com>

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