[Users] deleting message does not advance anymore

Paul claws at thewildbeast.co.uk
Fri Aug 12 08:02:34 CEST 2016

After yesterday, I wasn't intending on saying any more about this,
but to finally read a message by someone who gets it is worth a
comment. (or maybe not, you decide!) 

On Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:40:36 +0200
Slavko <linux at slavino.sk> wrote: 

> From my understanding of the
> problem, the old behavior was bad, because it was inconsistent in
> some circumstances...

That's exactly right. For a lot of users, such as yourself, this
change, (stretching from 3.13.1 to 13.14.0), produces absolutely no
change in behaviour. It was to fix an inconsistency and nothing
more. However, since some users will have grown used to the
inconsistency, it wasn't enough just to fix the inconsistency. In an
attempt to not force this change on current users who did not want it,
(for those who were used to the inconsistency), a preference had to be
added. It's a hidden preference because for a good number of users
nothing changed anyway, and new users will readily accept the now
consistent behaviour.

The comment about not considering the users was way off the mark and
quite inconsiderate itself. Everything was discussed, described, and
documented publicly.

with regards


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