Ofline message flag

Ka-Hing Cheung khc at hxbc.us
Sat Sep 8 17:05:22 EDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 15:52 -0500, Richard Laager wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 13:30 -0700, Ka-Hing Cheung wrote:
> > I think Jorge is saying that showing the full date is not enough clue
> > that the message is an offline message. What about something like:
> If users are too stupid to figure it out, who cares?

The timestamp could be the same time as you sign on, or just a few
seconds before.

> This isn't a bad idea, especially if I stipulate your initial premise.
> However, I can't really do that. A flood of messages comes in with old
> timestamps immediately after you login... how would any reasonable
> person interpret those as current messages?

A reasonable person _may_ be able to figure out that those are offline
messages, but that doesn't automatically make it a bad idea to make it
more obvious.


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