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Re: Mail/News client UI design (was: How to know what is fixed in an updated package ?)



On Thursday 24 June 2004 08:15 pm, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> --On Friday, June 25, 2004 12:48 AM +0100 James Wilkinson
>
> <james westexe demon co uk> wrote:
> > It's encouraged by Microsoft e-mail packages putting the cursor at the
> > top of a new reply, with the "Original e-mail" underneath.
>
> If you blindly put the cursor at the bottom, you get bottom-posting, which
> is almost as bad. Some user education is required to teach them to cut all
> the irrelevant stuff and to interleave responses point-by-point.
>
> Xnews (a nice Win32 newsreader) has the nice feature that it bitches at you
> if too much of your post is quoted text. It also has a toolbar button that
> skips to the next unquoted paragraph, making it easy to navigate
> interleaved responses. (Are there any good Linux-based newsreaders
> comparable to Xnews?)

"PAN" also has this bitch feature. Try it, you'll like it.

Regards,

John



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