also sprach Carl Worth <cwo...@cworth.org> [2009.12.11.0639 +1300]: > On Wed, 9 Dec 2009 16:21:34 -0700, Mark Anderson <markr.ander...@amd.com> > wrote: > > I was wondering if there's a way in notmuch to group un-associated > > threads into a single thread. > > There's certainly nothing like that in notmuch currently. > > Sup had user-level functionality in the interface for stitching > messages into a single thread, and I definitely think that that > doesn't make any sense.
Why doesn't it make sense? Mutt does it too, and stitching means actually (re)writing In-Reply-To and References headers. I think this is one of the most useful "productivity features" in mutt. I also think that threading is a preference thing. As Carl said in a later message: > Just this morning I sent a mail to the notmuch list, which was > a reply, (and legitimately so), but also potentially of interest > to everyone on the list, (since it was regarding a bug fix > unrelated to the original topic of the thread I was replying to). > > So I was stuck on whether I should break the thread or not, (at > the sending end). I guess I could have just sent a quick "this is > pushed" reply, and independently composed a separate message > telling people about the fix. > > I ended up keeping the threading intact in that case, (which > I think is right). I often thread forwarded messages (and their followups) with the thread because all my information management currently is thread-oriented. I think being able to freely break and tie threads in a trivial way is a definite plus! > But I still have a hard time justifying user operations to > manipulate threading. The whole point of threading is to make it > faster to process and read messages. But manual operations like > joining and splitting threads seem like the user just doing more > work, and that *after* having read the messages. So that seems > mostly backwards to me. Reading is one thing. Information storage and organisation is another. After a message is delivered (and read) to my mailbox, it's really mine and I can (and should be able) to affix it and integrate it into my organisational scheme any way I want, don't you think? -- martin | http://madduck.net/ | http://two.sentenc.es/ "if there's anything more important than my ego, i want it caught and shot now." -- zaphod beeblebrox spamtraps: madduck.bo...@madduck.net
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