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Re^2: Title Re: collapsing revisited

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Jun 09, 2002 at 21:12 UTC ( #172976=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Title Re: collapsing revisited
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That would destroy the possibility of changing the subject when a branch of the node has gone offtopic; or, it wouldn't, but the Re:'s would show the wrong depth then.

Makeshifts last the longest.

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Re(3): Title Re: collapsing revisited
by cjf (Parson) on Jun 09, 2002 at 21:27 UTC

    Nope, it would only leave the 'Re:'s out of the title field, people could still change the titles, just not the number of 'Re:'s (stripping out any leading 'Re:'s would also be an idea). The depth wouldn't be off either if it was done properly, a thread's nodes aren't grouped by their titles.

    As for display, I like the Re(3): format.

    Update: Oops, might have misinterpreted your post. Are you referring to when a thread goes off-topic, someone changes the title to say "An off-topic node about cheese", and then the next reply is "Re: An off-topic node about cheese?" If this is the case, you're right, with my suggestion the reply might be "Re(3): An off-topic node about cheese" instead. It's a good point, but I don't think it's a major problem.

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