link from email to web in IxDA discussion

22 Feb 2008 - 1:37am
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stauciuc
2006

Hi,

I usually read the list on my e-mail client, but every now and then I want
to tag or mark as favorite a message/discussion that I'm really interested
in. In those moments, I could really use a link from the e-mail message to
the same message/thread on the web. I was wondering if there are many others
who could use this kind of functionality and if it would be doable.

Thanks!
Sebi

--
Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/

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22 Feb 2008 - 2:10am
Jeff Howard
2004

Hi Sebi,

There should be a link back to the precise thread in the footer of
any message that was posted from the web. (See this message, below.)
When comments originate from e-mail there's no chance to append the
specific link before the messages get sent out, so those are limited
to a generic link to the website.

If anyone can figure out how to get around this limitation, get in
touch with volunteer at ixda.org.

// jeff

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22 Feb 2008 - 2:34am
stauciuc
2006

Hi Jeff,

Yes, that I noticed and it's very nice (it was probably want made me want
more in the first place) . I was hoping the same could be done for messages
via e-mail.

Minor observation though: none of the generic links in the footer are to the
discussion list itself:
To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help

Sebi

On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 23:10:32, Jeff Howard <id at howardesign.com> wrote:

> Hi Sebi,
>
> There should be a link back to the precise thread in the footer of
> any message that was posted from the web. (See this message, below.)
> When comments originate from e-mail there's no chance to append the
> specific link before the messages get sent out, so those are limited
> to a generic link to the website.
>
> If anyone can figure out how to get around this limitation, get in
> touch with volunteer at ixda.org.
>
> // jeff
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=26277
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>

--
Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/

22 Feb 2008 - 2:55am
Jeff Howard
2004

Sebi wrote:
> Minor observation though: none of the generic links
> in the footer are to the discussion list itself

That's a good point. It might be worthwhile to rethink the generic
links in the footer. I haven't subscribed to e-mail in about a year
and I guess out of sight, out of mind...

Now that I think about it, there is one way to embed the precise link
from e-mail. Conscientious members can visit the website, copy the
link from the thread and paste it into their comment when composing
in e-mail. Problem solved! :-)

An better solution might be to subscribe to one of the IxDA RSS feeds
in Apple Mail. All the RSS items--regardless of origin--have a link to
the precise thread built in.

http://www.ixda.org/rss.php

// jeff

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22 Feb 2008 - 3:19am
martinpolley
2007

Hi Jeff,

Yahoo groups seems to support this behavior. No idea how it's actually
implemented, tho'...

HTH,

--
Martin Polley
Technical Communicator
+972 52 3864280
<http://capcloud.com/>

When comments originate from e-mail there's no chance to append the
> specific link before the messages get sent out, so those are limited
> to a generic link to the website.
>
> If anyone can figure out how to get around this limitation, get in
> touch with volunteer at ixda.org.
>

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