[Users] [Bug 3288] New: Set default message view NOT threaded.

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Sun Sep 21 16:11:03 CEST 2014

On Sunday 21 September 2014 04:17:51 B. S. did opine
And Gene did reply:
> On 14-09-20 11:25 AM, pete nikolic wrote:
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Users mailing list
> >> Users at lists.claws-mail.org
> >> http://lists.claws-mail.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/users
> > 
> > One day top posting WILL die
> Actually, no, it won't, it will be bottom posting that does.
> Not to get into a flamewar, but bottom posting is a relic from NNTP
> days, largely long gone - in favour of e-mail readers. This is, after
> all, an e-mail group, not a newsgroup. Things get used as people do -
> they don't get, nor care, what was and is the past, they just do what's
> most convenient to them and get on with their day. That may be
> inconsiderate and selfish, but it is what it is, and that doesn't seem
> to matter to them. Despite many efforts it hasn't taken and it should
> be obvious by now that it never will. More newcomers appear faster
> than any edumacation can overcome their natural inclinations, and
> they're not inclined to overcome natural inclinations. They're too
> busy ignoring convention and getting on with their day, in whatever
> way is fastest and most convenient to them. The world and use of
> E-MAIL is wider than I.T.
> Devices and apps have moved on. Newsreading has been grafted on to
> e-mail, not the other way around. E-mail clients are ubiquitous, while
> NNTP clients are not. For the user, it's all e-mail, and they're not
> going to track which type is which type from what input source. They're
> just not, and they don't.
> I'm sorry, I do feel your pain. But it is what it is. Whining about it
> merely consumes oxygen pointlessly. Deal. And stop wasting our oxygen
> in the process, please.
> > I have almost ZERO mail that is not threaded therefore default
> > threaded is the Correct option for me  .
> > 
> > 
> > YMMV mine is fixed and stationary
> As is mine.
> What you seem to be missing is ... nothing changes for you. You lose
> nothing. This use case doesn't impact you.
> Since that is the case, why are you whining?

But, you might want to ask yourself why a top posted reply, which is 
sometimes pages away from any discussion of the problem, are either 
ignored as non-sense or as meaningless drivel.

Yes, you are in the catbird seat IN YOUR HOUSE and can do as you damned 
well please THERE.  But this is a planet-wide platform and the best, most 
amicable results will be obtained by complying with each lists posting 

They are established as a means of reading a message, or a thread of them, 
in the same listen, speak a reply, listen to the rebuttal, looping until 
the problem is solved or the thread runs out of fuel.

Simply put,

Arguing the point will generally get you added to our plonk filters and 
your messages will never be seen again.  Kapish?

It would only take about a minute to compose a regex for mailfilter that 
would delete your messages from the mail spools at my isp's before 
fetchmail has a chance to pull them into my mail spool here. In fact, it 
is done.  Good bye.

Life is too short even if I am old enough to be your great-grandfather, to 
put up with self-centered individuals you exemplify.

My apologies for contributing to this weeks version of the flame-war that 
never ends to the rest of this list.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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