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Could a threading view be implemented? I.e. I click on Marc's message to indicate I reply to that thread? And if someone else doesn't care about that, he can just unwrap it while following other ideas. I don't think this is something that requires separate rooms though

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I mean as option. No need to down-vote just because you don't need it – Tobias Kienzler Jul 14 '10 at 12:03
Like Google Wave? <shudder> – Robert Cartaino Jul 15 '10 at 5:49
@Robert Cartaino♦: I must admit I never had a look at it... But if it caused trauma, I'll retreat the request... – Tobias Kienzler Jul 15 '10 at 7:27
I suspect Google Wave will be the Workplace Shell of communication systems... Others grabbing bits and pieces for years to come but never fully grasping the underlying vision. – Shog9 Jul 16 '10 at 18:44
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Never seen this concept on chat. I expect all new chat messages to appear at the end of the list. A 'threading' feature would allow active conversations in 'older' parts of the message area, it would be just impossible to see and follow all active discussions.

Example to illustrate: two threaded discussion start at a distance(?) of one hour and you want to follow both - I don't see a chance to have both conversations on a screnn with some hundred other messages between them. (Hope it's understandable..)

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It's rather like "I don't care about the ice-cream discussion, so let me hide it" without hiding anything the users say on other topics. And maybe different colouration for different threads – Tobias Kienzler Jul 14 '10 at 12:07
@Tobias - that, in fact, sounds like a good idea. But I doubt, that icecream trolls really respond to a thread, knowing that they can easily be ignored that way ;) ('Good idea' was written before the different color addition...) – Andreas_D Jul 14 '10 at 12:12
The colour addition would be a mechanism to lure trolls into using the threading - trolls like shiny things. Plus it would help viewing those answers that are threaded – Tobias Kienzler Jul 14 '10 at 13:22

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