in reply to
Re^2: subject line changing (was Re^4: blandness is the problem, not plagarism)
in thread XP whore
My impression is that you guys like the subject line to stay the same because you don't have a good way to display threading in your search results.
Yes, we could change every place that lists nodes (doom's writeups, super search, newest nodes, best nodes, worst nodes, etc.) to separately list: the title of the node, the depth of the node, the title of the parent to the node, and the title of the root of the thread so that 99.8% of nodes end up being displayed like:
(Re^4)Re^4: assosiating .pl files with perl on linux (re Re^3: assosiating .pl files with perl on linux in assosiating .pl files with perl on linux)
But I don't see how that would be "a good way to display threading". If only there were some better way to represent "the summary of the subject of this node and the context" that would combine that information into one compact string, like just "Re^4: associating .pl files with perl on linux" or, in the case of a significant subject change, something like "Re^2: subject line changing (was Re^4: blandness is the problem, not plagarism)". That would be ideal.