[Users] [Bug 2939] make Sort By/Thread Date the default

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Sat Jul 5 09:20:06 CEST 2014

On Fri, 4 Jul 2014 11:56:21 +0200
Albert ARIBAUD <albert.aribaud at free.fr> wrote: 

> Would it be possible that both of you, André and Paul, stop arguing
> ad personam and keep your public contributions to studying the
> situation objectively and cooperating with other contributors to
> get to a useful conclusion?

Well of course it's possible. It's also possible to do both, despite
Andre's best efforts.

> - when threading, "sort by date" has no meaning or usefulness,

That's wrong. In case it's been missed, this is how I('ve) always
sort(ed) folders and continue to do so, and it works fine for me for
years now.

> - the default setting is "Thread view" and "sort by date", which
> means a thread started long ago will be displayed along "older"
> threads even if it received a new reply recently.


> - that the "thread date" be defined as the oldest or newest thread
>   message date, depending on a two-option switch in the View/Sort
>   menu, similar in appearance to the Ascending/Descending switch,
>   only with "Thread date is oldest message date/Thread date is
>   newest message date";

It seems to me, (but I may misunderstand you), that it won't only be
similar in appearance, but will also do exactly the same thing.
Therefore I see no point in it.

> I know I've said this already; however, it has received no feedback,
> not even an acknowledgement of existence, which makes it hard for
> me to decide whether my suggestion is deemed pointless or simply
> ignored because a personal argument is developing.

In my view, nothing needs changing with the defaults, and
the /view/sort/ menu is good as it is. So, it's neither.

with regards


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