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bug#17789: `gnus-summary-make-false-root': `adopt' cascades?


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#17789: `gnus-summary-make-false-root': `adopt' cascades?
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:54:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Sorry for the late response; the bug report has been sitting in a part
of the bug tracker that nobody has looked at due to a misunderstanding.

Samuel Bronson <address@hidden> writes:

> Okay, so, I'm trying to gather many articles with related titles
> together into a "thread".  I have it mostly working, but I'm puzzled by
> the behaviour I get with `gnus-summary-make-false-root' still set to
> `adopt'.
>
> How come it treats each article as a response to the previous article,
> so that eventually they march right off the side of the screen?  I was
> rather expecting that the first one would adopt the rest directly.

I think that's how `adopt' works?  At least it works that way for me.

> I guess I'm going to have to use `dummy', even if the dummy article does
> get a fairly random subject field.  (Presumably, it's just using the one
> from the lowest numbered article?)
>
> (Also, the labels for `gnus-uu-mark-thread' and `gnus-uu-mark-thread' in
> the menu were a bit confusing; I nearly claimed in this report that
> `dummy' should be more lifelike, so that it's children would actually
> count as part of a single thread.  Wait, um, uh, that seems to act on
> everything further down the summary??? Strange!)

When I execute that command, it just marks the current thread, so I'm
unable to reproduce this bug.

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