[Users] Deleting one long thread

Francis Moreau francis.moro at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 08:27:29 CEST 2015

On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:53 AM, wwp <subscript at free.fr> wrote:
> Hello Francis,
> On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:38:02 +0200 Francis Moreau <francis.moro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 8:46 PM, Paul <claws at thewildbeast.co.uk> wrote:
>> > On Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:30:34 +0200
>> > Ralf Hutter <rhutter at posteo.de> wrote:
>> >
>> >> To be fair: Out of the 3 people giving their opinion before your
>> >> last email, paul (in your first email you didn't seem to give an
>> >> opinion but rather a hint on a kind of workaround), 2 were saying
>> >> that they dislike the current way it works.
>> >
>> > The way it currently works is not an accident, but represents the dev
>> > team's opinion on how it should work. Since this is implicit, I
>> > didn't think it was worth a mention, but since you seem to be not
>> > taking that into consideration, I've mentioned it now.
>> >
>> Ok, the dev team thinks it's how it should work but haven't explained
>> why they think so:
>> Why does the dev team think that  collapsing the entire thread and
>> press SUPPR on the root email of the thread should delete the root
>> email only and let a partially broken thread (ie a thread with missing
>> emails) ?
>> Seriously I really don't see any reason this is superior than delete
>> the whole thread.
> I tend to agree, things could be better there, like del key to delete a
> message, shift+del to delete message and children, with no regards to
> what's collapsed or not, root node or whatever. Usually, GUI's may
> behave differently when handling collapsed things, but doing things in
> blind mode without a warning about deleting a tree or a specific action
> (shift+.., ctrl+..) scares me a bit.

Usually GUIs tend to ask confirmation when doing destructive
operations such as email deletation by default. And the warning popups
are usually accompanied with check box "Warn me next time".


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