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Re: Gnus: Thread notes?

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Gnus: Thread notes?
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:21:33 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Michael Heerdegen <> writes:

> Hi,
> do you know the problem that after some time, you have forgotten which
> messages of a thread were important, and what you wanted to do after
> some consent has been made?
> I would like a simple feature in Gnus that could be described as "Thread
> notes": when I click on a message, a file (maybe org) opens, maybe with
> a link back to that message (the file itself would be attached to the
> thread) where you could store some notes about the thread.  When you
> later need to reconsider that thread, that file would serve as a summary
> of the aspects that were important to you, with links to the messages
> and text passages, so you spare the time to re-read the whole thread and
> find the passages yourself.
> Is something like that already possible, with means of Gnus or Org, that
> is similarly convenient?  I'm not a heavy org-mode user, so I would
> prefer a solution that is build up on Gnus instead of Org.
> Or do people have other interesting workflows that are worth sharing
> helping with that kind of problem?

I'll add a brief shameless plug for my package Gnorb (in Elpa) which
does something like this. Basically you can attach Gnus messages to an
Org heading (using the registry), and jump from the heading to an
ephemeral group holding all the related messages. Plus a bunch of other stuff.

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