One possible JOS improvement...
Lately I've started a couple threads, and then responded to various posts as people reply. I've tried to keep things on thread, and answer any questions people have.
That's why I usually open the reply form in a new window. It even lets me reload the original thread in case I've been typing for a while. Plus, that way I can cut and paste, which makes Joel so *very* happy... (=
One wonders whether is an issue for the webapp, or the browser. Moz & Phoenix work on many platforms, and keeping two windows open in a tab is just a middle-click. Opera and that Apple browser are probably similar.
And of course, I'm on a stupid UI tangent. This precise point is actually answered in the mailing.
Oops, I just had time to fully read the mailing. All my posts today can be deleted.
You have to admit that Joel is right about one thing -- talking incessently about the design of the forum rather than the topic of the forum is BORING BORING BORING.
If you're really hot to cut and paste, open the "reply" in a separate window. I use IE, but I'm sure all the other browsers allow this. In IE, just right click, and then select "Open in a new window". Voila'! Your original thread is there in the original window, ready for all the referencing you want to do.
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