Stream: Beginner Questions

Topic: Threaded view


view this post on Zulip Wolfgang Jeltsch (Jun 28 2021 at 16:13):

This is a meta-question: Zulip is advertised as using threading and you can reply to specific messages, but still I don’t see any threads. Well, I see linear thread but not nested ones. How can I enable them?

view this post on Zulip Lukas Stevens (Jun 28 2021 at 16:14):

Threads themselves are not nested. You can sort of nest them by replying to messages, which quotes the original message.

view this post on Zulip Lukas Stevens (Jun 28 2021 at 16:16):

https://github.com/zulip/zulip/issues/10933

view this post on Zulip Wolfgang Jeltsch (Jun 28 2021 at 16:22):

I wondered why replying to specific messages is useful if threads aren’t nested in the end. Replying (via the r key) does not quote the message. So it seems to be pretty much useless to select a specific message and press r.

view this post on Zulip Lukas Stevens (Jun 28 2021 at 16:23):

Because you can easily focus on threads by clicking on the name of the thread. You can also search in specific threads etc. You can also mute threads if you are not interested in them.

view this post on Zulip Wolfgang Jeltsch (Jun 28 2021 at 16:23):

By the way, I find it quite misleading that Zulip is advertised as having “the threading of e-mail” as one of its major features. E-mail threads are nested.

view this post on Zulip Wolfgang Jeltsch (Jun 28 2021 at 16:23):

This means you should be able to select threads, not specific messages within threads. What’s the point of the latter?

view this post on Zulip Lukas Stevens (Jun 28 2021 at 16:24):

You can let the know on Zulip or the Github issue, I guess :wink:

view this post on Zulip Wolfgang Jeltsch (Jun 28 2021 at 16:24):

Furthermore, r is described as “reply to message”, not “reply to thread”.

view this post on Zulip Wolfgang Jeltsch (Jun 28 2021 at 16:25):

Lukas Stevens said:

You can let the know on Zulip or the Github issue, I guess :wink:

What’s that useful for? They probably won’t care anyhow. That’s the typical reaction to feature requests and even bug reports, from my experience.

view this post on Zulip Lukas Stevens (Jun 28 2021 at 16:27):

I think they may be open to changing the claim that it has an eMail-like threading model

view this post on Zulip Kevin Kappelmann (Jun 28 2021 at 16:28):

Wolfgang Jeltsch said:

I wondered why replying to specific messages is useful if threads aren’t nested in the end. Replying (via the r key) does not quote the message. So it seems to be pretty much useless to select a specific message and press r.

You can use > instead of R. You can see all shortcuts by clicking on the keyboard on the bottom right corner


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