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[DISCUSS] Thread appears as read after a new reply is posted


HadoopMarc <m.c.delignie@...>
 

Hi all,

After using the new mail lists through the web ui for a while, there are two aspects that are particularly annoying:

1. After a new reply appears to a thread, the thread still appears as "read" in the web ui. In other words, you have to open every thread to see whether new replies are present.

2. There is no possibility to start a thread on the web ui. This feels inconsistent because it *is* possible to do a reply in the web ui.

I know, you can get those replies by e-mail, but can anyone advice about a webmail client that has the feel of the old Google groups? I certainly do not want to clutter my usual e-mail account + client with janusgraph posts.

Best wishes,  Marc


Oleksandr Porunov
 

Hi Marc,

> 1. After a new reply appears to a thread, the thread still appears as "read" in the web ui. In other words, you have to open every thread to see whether new replies are present.

That's really strange. I will check try to check if there is a possibility to change this behavior in groups.io


> 2. There is no possibility to start a thread on the web ui. This feels inconsistent because it *is* possible to do a reply in the web ui.

You can go to https://lists.lfaidata.foundation/g/janusgraph-users/ and clock `New Topic` to create a new thread in the web ui but I think you should join the group to do so. I will check if there are sope configurations we can do in groups.io to improve this experience. You should fine `New Topic` button on the left side of the screen as shown below:

If you know any configurations we could do in groups.io to improve this experience, let us know and we will change those configurations. We can also contact LF AI & Data foundation to resolve these issues

Best regards,
Oleksandr Porunov


Oleksandr Porunov
 

I also now find groups.io to be not as good experience as Google Groups.

1) As noted by Marc, there is no way to see on UI that there are threads with new messages you didn't see. Here is the issue for that: https://groups.io/g/GroupManagersForum/topic/30886089
2) We found out that emails with numbers only in prefix (till `@`) are banned in groups.io . I.e. and email 12345<at>example.com cannot subscribe to groups.io

This is disappointing. I will raise those issues to see what options we have

Best regards,
Oleksandr Porunov