[messaging] Displaying threads

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Tue Apr 29 01:34:50 PDT 2014

On 29 April 2014 09:24, Michael Rogers <michael at briarproject.org> wrote:
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> Hi all,
> I've never come across a good way to display threaded conversations on
> a small screen. Have you? Please share.
> 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 app.

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