--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Sal Sunshine <salsunshine@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Also new is the stuff at the bottom, which, when you click the one 
> on 
> > the left, shows all the messages for that topic threaded, which 
> will  
> > make finding older ones a lot easier.
> 
> You could arrange them in thread order in the old
> format too.
> 
> The Up Thread option was very precise because it
> tracked specific conversations, so you didn't have
> to wade through all the posts in the thread to
> find the one you were looking for.
> 
> There are uses for both a thread-order option and
> an Up Thread option.  There was no reason to get rid
> of the Up Thread one.


If you look at the "view all messages" option, the older/newer messages options 
go in 
different directions than the previous/next message option when you're reading 
individual 
messages.  Someone needs to read a few books on human interface design, and the 
trade 
offs between implementing radically new designs and keeping older, less 
efficient designs.

Unless you're talking about an Apple Computer, which had Nazi-like control of 
the 
interface (the interface gurus were called interface-nazis by the Mac 
programming 
community), trying to implement a completely new design is foolish. Even more 
foolish is 
keeping some arbitrary elements around that are completely inconsistent with 
the new 
interface and actually contradict it. There's lots of valid ways of designing 
and 
transitioning to a new interface. This isn't one of them.






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