Open Bug 221019 Opened 18 years ago Updated 13 years ago

When you select Ignore on the last unread thread in a newsgroup, the UI should (offer to) take you to next unread thread in another newsgroup

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: MailNews: Message Display, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

People

(Reporter: stpmoz, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; da-DK; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; da-DK; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

You are on the last unread thread in a newsgroup. Pressing space will (offer to)
move you to the next unread in another newsgroup. This should be the same for
Ignoring a thread.

Offer to is in () because it is a preference whether you want to be warned or
not when moving across newsgroups. I personally have disabled the warning.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:



Expected Results:  
(offer to) Move to next unread thread in the next newsgroup
Blocks: 236849
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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Still relevant.
"ignore" is in a class of immediate functions that doesn't affect navigation 
- watch
- tag
- star
etc

For consistency, if ignore changed then perhaps some of these others should change, and if so I'm inclined to disagree with the whole idea.
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: PC → All
> "ignore" is in a class of immediate functions that doesn't affect navigation 
> - watch
> - tag
> - star

I think that Ignore doesn't quite fit into this group. 
True, like Watch, Tag and Flag/Star it currently does not affect navigation, but unlike them, it influences not only the current message but the entire thread. Being killed is no feature of the selected message but the thread it belongs to.

Actually, I think that Ignore is a escalation of Next:
- Next goes to the next unread message.
- Next Thread marks the remainder of the current thread as read and goes to the next unread message.
- Ignore should mark the remainder of the current thread as read, mark the thread as ignored and go to the next unread message.

> For consistency, if ignore changed then perhaps some of these others should
> change, and if so I'm inclined to disagree with the whole idea.

No, they shouldn't, no need to disagree. ;-)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Ignore does affect navigation - doesn't it do a next unread after ignoring the thread? That's what it used to do...
> Ignore does affect navigation - doesn't it do a next unread after ignoring the
> thread? That's what it used to do...

Yes, it does; I meant "cross folder navigation", which it doesn't.
(In reply to comment #4)
> > For consistency, if ignore changed then perhaps some of these others should
> > change, and if so I'm inclined to disagree with the whole idea.
> 
> No, they shouldn't, no need to disagree. ;-)
 
thank you for helping me to play devil's advocate :)
Assignee: mail → nobody
QA Contact: esther → message-display
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