Make link to main proposals always on top


#1

I'm sorry if this is not the proper way to propose a convention for the actual mailing list.

Having a very long Email thread links to proposals are almost always at the bottom of the mail or in a different one.
So I propose a convention to leave the link to the main proposal (if there is one; if not use "_") always on top for quick access.

Design:

            Proposal link:
            http://linkToProposal

            Reply text

           Other replies

It adds some work to making a reply but I think it pays off.

Best regards
- Maximilian


#2

Any opinions?

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Am 19.01.2016 um 22:48 schrieb Maximilian Hünenberger via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org>:

I'm sorry if this is not the proper way to propose a convention for the actual mailing list.

Having a very long Email thread links to proposals are almost always at the bottom of the mail or in a different one.
So I propose a convention to leave the link to the main proposal (if there is one; if not use "_") always on top for quick access.

Design:

           Proposal link:
           http://linkToProposal

           Reply text

          Other replies

It adds some work to making a reply but I think it pays off.

Best regards
- Maximilian
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(Jordan Rose) #3

My reaction was mostly "eh" because many mail clients thread responses, making it not too hard to jump back to the first message in a thread. That's not always where a proposal link lives, but usually it is. I don't usually look through a response message to find a proposal link in the first place.

I don't have objections to this. I know I'll forget to do it, but that's true of any new practice, so I can learn.

Jordan

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On Jan 21, 2016, at 11:21, Maximilian Hünenberger via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org> wrote:

Any opinions?

Am 19.01.2016 um 22:48 schrieb Maximilian Hünenberger via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org>:

I'm sorry if this is not the proper way to propose a convention for the actual mailing list.

Having a very long Email thread links to proposals are almost always at the bottom of the mail or in a different one.
So I propose a convention to leave the link to the main proposal (if there is one; if not use "_") always on top for quick access.

Design:

          Proposal link:
          http://linkToProposal

          Reply text

         Other replies

It adds some work to making a reply but I think it pays off.

Best regards
- Maximilian
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(Douglas Gregor) #4

Any opinions?

Seems reasonable to me; I’ve added it to the e-mail template that review managers use when initiating reviews.

  - Doug

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On Jan 21, 2016, at 11:21 AM, Maximilian Hünenberger via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org> wrote:

Am 19.01.2016 um 22:48 schrieb Maximilian Hünenberger via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org>:

I'm sorry if this is not the proper way to propose a convention for the actual mailing list.

Having a very long Email thread links to proposals are almost always at the bottom of the mail or in a different one.
So I propose a convention to leave the link to the main proposal (if there is one; if not use "_") always on top for quick access.

Design:

          Proposal link:
          http://linkToProposal

          Reply text

         Other replies

It adds some work to making a reply but I think it pays off.

Best regards
- Maximilian
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swift-evolution mailing list
swift-evolution@swift.org
https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution

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swift-evolution mailing list
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https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution


#5

My reaction was mostly "eh" because many mail clients thread responses, making it not too hard to jump back to the first message in a thread. That's not always where a proposal link lives, but usually it is.

I don't usually look through a response message to find a proposal link in the first place.

That's true therefore it should be a separated section at the top.

I don't have objections to this. I know I'll forget to do it, but that's true of any new practice, so I can learn.

That's also true. So maybe only the proposer should do that in order to keep the responses relatively clean.

- Maximilian

PS:
Was this the right way/place to make such a proposal?
I also want to propose better organized mailing list archives in order to make proposals (better) searchable and avoid too many duplicate suggestions. Should I do it on this mailing list?

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Am 22.01.2016 um 01:16 schrieb Jordan Rose <jordan_rose@apple.com>:

Jordan

On Jan 21, 2016, at 11:21, Maximilian Hünenberger via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org> wrote:

Any opinions?

Am 19.01.2016 um 22:48 schrieb Maximilian Hünenberger via swift-evolution <swift-evolution@swift.org>:

I'm sorry if this is not the proper way to propose a convention for the actual mailing list.

Having a very long Email thread links to proposals are almost always at the bottom of the mail or in a different one.
So I propose a convention to leave the link to the main proposal (if there is one; if not use "_") always on top for quick access.

Design:

         Proposal link:
         http://linkToProposal

         Reply text

        Other replies

It adds some work to making a reply but I think it pays off.

Best regards
- Maximilian
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swift-evolution mailing list
swift-evolution@swift.org
https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution

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