[arch-general] MUA

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 14:23:25 EST 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Patrick Brisbin <pbrisbin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/17/09 at 01:13pm, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 12:55 PM, Marc Deop i Argemí
>> <damnshock at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Tuesday 17 November 2009 19:06:18 Xavier wrote:
>> >> Lately I realized I have become way too addicted of the gmail
>> >> interface, and in particular the way it handles threads
>> >>
>> >
>> > Would you mind to explain what is addicting you?
>> >
>> > I specially *dislike* the way gmail puts all the replies at the same level,
>> > just to take one example out of my head.
>> My girlfriend hates the exact same thing. That's one of the things I
>> love about it.
>> Think about it this way: blog comments, forum posts, instant messages,
>> and (some) phone text messages work this way - your messages and other
>> people's messages are all displayed together, because it's a
>> "conversation". I've never seen an IM client that doesn't display what
>> I write. Why should email be different?
> I understand seeing your own replies as a benefit (could be solved with
> set record = [Gmail]/INBOX in muttrc). But I believe he meant the
> branching.
> In gmail's web interface a thread is vertical, sorted by time. However
> here in mutt, I can see that I've replied to you in our own little
> thread branch.
> I like this better. Personally, with the proper sort, sort_aux, and
> record settings in muttrc, I don't see how gmail's got anything on mutt
> in the realm of threading.
> That's just me though :) to each their own.

Aha, so this is the same as the "threaded vs nested comments" when it
comes to web page commenting. As far as I know, that's a holy war no
one will ever win.

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