locked Re: Preventing Reply to Group/Sender mixups AND quoted messages #bug


 

On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 09:07 am, Brian Vogel wrote:
They both buck what is a clear general convention,

Yes, and the general convention is not *just* a convention for convention's sake.  It has become a convention because of a good reason: the psychological and functional reality that "reply" and "PM" are two separate actions.

I think the reason Groups.io and Y!G both "buck" that is because (a) they're hybrids (mailing list and forum), (b) Y!G has always been poorly designed (understatement), and (c) people are now used to Y!G and Groups.io is (to some extent) modelled on it.

To be groundbreaking, Mark could ignore (c) and do what makes more sense to human beings and the way they think. Make them separate.
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