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[REBOL] pinging SELMA Re:(6)

From: bobr:dprc at: 19-Sep-2000 3:44

>At 11:49 PM 9/18/00 -0700, [rryost--home--com] wrote: >In Outlook Express, I can achieve threading by simply clicking at the top of
yes, so can eudora sort by subject (which I am currently using). The netscape browser also goes a long way to thread messages too. I am suggesting something which goes beyond just sorting by subject. You and I have the advantage that we never or rarely purge our email. If we did, we would find it difficult to go back on a thread by simply sorting by subject right after a [big] purge. A whole lot of people (those with hotmail accounts come to mind) aren't permitted the luxury of an infinite inbox. Daily pruning gets to be a chore. However, if we made it less of a requirement to have to keep a large history then we will invite more participation by people with smaller inboxes. [or those who have smaller inboxes because Rebol is not their only interest and they must share space] Suppose you were new to this list entirely, or perhaps, due to some other aberrant proggie, you lost or corrupted all your inboxes. Then what? How would a newbie be able (easily) to know where in the archives a thread started? do they even know of [the existence of ] the archives? Most subscribers lurk. lurking is polite and safe. lets make it so you don't have to come forward and ask "where is the start of the thread for the XYZ discussion?" an http reference like the one(s) at the bottom of this message gently announces that there is an archive and also how to get to it. lets make it so recovering a thread is quick so folks don't have to keep an infinite mailbox history. PriorMsg: ThreadHead: