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From Richard Hirsch <>
Subject Re: Tracks - should we keep them?
Date Wed, 20 Oct 2010 06:16:23 GMT
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Ethan Jewett <> wrote:
> Well, as Vassil has pointed out, the tracks do a lot more than just tracking
> tags, so they definitely still offer something. Unfortunately they also are
> not very accessible to the average user.
> This type of question is part of the reason that I created ESME-285 (
> in Release 1.2, so that we
> can make the decision to turn something like Tracks off by default, but
> leave it in the code base. I'm not saying that is necessarily the right
> decision here, but it is an option.
> Regarding lists of things being tracked, we need to figure out a reasonable
> item-tracking-management interface so that people can see everything they
> are following in one place and manage it. Maybe that is what "Tracks" should
> become eventually? I think that's a little ways off (maybe not Release 1.2
> material), but definitely an interesting UI challenge.

I like the idea of having one place to track everything I follow:
* Tags
* Conversations
* People

It would also be useful to be able to turn the items on and off at one location.

> Ethan
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Richard Hirsch <>wrote:
>> Now that we can follow conversations and tags, do we still need tracks
>> as well? Besides the fact that I get a list of things I track, I don't
>> see any reason to keep them.
>> D.

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