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Re: Poor "next in thread" functionality of public mailing lists

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 09:16:49 -0500
To: Anton Prowse <prowse@moonhenge.net>
Message-Id: <51670362-2836-4BA6-A656-D7A26C912714@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 7 Sep 2010, at 1:56 AM, Anton Prowse wrote:

> Hi,
>
> In the archive of the public mailing lists at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public 
>  the "Replies" and "Next in thread" functionality is limited to the  
> period in which the current message lives.
>
> This is rather troublesome, since it becomes very difficult to  
> review a conversation that took place over an extended period of  
> time.  (On www-style, for instance, such conversations occur  
> frequently.)  As a result, follow-ups often get missed, seemingly  
> leading to WG decisions being made on the basis of incomplete  
> information.
>
> Would you consider changing this behaviour?

Hello Anton,

I believe the systems team is aware of this; I will forward  your  
suggestion to them to see whether they have any suggestions.

  _ Ian

>
> Kind regards,
> Anton Prowse
> http://dev.moonhenge.net
>
>

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