[messaging] Displaying threads
michael at briarproject.org
Wed Apr 30 15:01:38 PDT 2014
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On 29/04/14 09:34, Ben Laurie wrote:
>> On a large screen, the best example I've come across is Reddit:
>> clear nesting, plus a parent link in every message in case the
>> nesting gets deep and the context isn't clear. But nesting is
>> better suited to conversations with a high branching factor than
>> conversations that go back and forth between a few participants.
>> Do you know of any other good examples?
> Apart from difficulty of display, threading involves choosing what
> you are replying to, which is not what one normally does in a chat
To me, 'chat' implies a linear low-latency conversation. I agree that
threads aren't needed for chats - but if we want to support non-linear
and/or high-latency conversations, it may make sense to support
threads in order to loosen the synchronisation requirements.
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