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From Richard Hirsch <hirsch.d...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Tracks - should we keep them?
Date Wed, 20 Oct 2010 07:26:35 GMT
good point

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:17 AM, Vassil Dichev <vdichev@apache.org> wrote:
> A while ago David mentioned that he wanted to unify tracks and
> actions, because most filter conditions are reused by both. The one
> major difference is that tracks work on all messages, while actions
> work only on messages in your timeline. Maybe it's worth thinking
> about factoring out common things.
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Richard Hirsch <hirsch.dick@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Ethan Jewett <esjewett@gmail.com> 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 (
>>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/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 <hirsch.dick@gmail.com>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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