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Re: [Pan-devel] My list of present problems with Pan.

From: SciFi
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] My list of present problems with Pan.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:29:42 +0000 (UTC)
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On Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:11:24 +0000, Bruce Bowler wrote:

> On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:13:48 +0000, SciFi wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I should probably post the concerns I'm still having with Pan. 
> {major snippage}
> Let me add 2...
> - User configurable quote characters.  I know that most people use the > 
> to indicate the quoted portion of an article, but not everyone does.  One 
> group I frequent has a post who uses the = instead.  It messes up how pan 
> deals with quoted portions of an article.

Yep.  :)
This quoting occurs in almost any text messaging, including email.
I've seen almost any kind of "bracket" used to signal a quote:

Myself, I sometimes use the AOL style:
blah blah blah
such as quoting a publication with many paragraphs etc.
(I /presume/ this style was originally AOL, anyway…)
(btw look at the purrtyy colors on that first quote line :D )

Most people would probably want us "stalwarts" to start using HTML in our
messages.  This could alleviate such gimmickry as they see it.  ;)

> - (this one's easy to explain, but I haven't figured out the "trigger")  
> Frequently, when I finish reading one group, and move to the next, the 
> first unread article is opened but, in the header pane, the appropriate 
> header isn't highlighted (well maybe it is) because it's off screen.  ISTM 
> that the appropriate header for the article that's open should *always* be 
> in the header pane (and highlighted) unless I've mucked with the header 
> pane after it's been displayed.

I've seen the "hidden" articles
when I have my main Preferences->Behavior->Groups set:
"Get new headers when entering group"
or similar settings there.
When entering a group, no matter from-where-else,
the new headers come down,
and will be hidden up-above the currently-first line already in the cache
(whether read or not).
This currently-first line has a dashed-box all the way around it,
presumably for reference,
then I need to move the header panel 'up' to see the just-fetched lines
which I sometimes forget to do (more often than not).
Does that sound about right?

> My $0.02


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