Freenode and

Thierry Carrez thierry at
Fri May 21 13:39:32 UTC 2021

Thomas Goirand wrote:
> [...]
> Typically, in a single day, many threads starts. Then someone reply to
> one of the early threads. I get the notification, but I have no idea
> from which thread it comes from. Then I waste a lot of time searching
> for it. Yes, there's the "threads" entry on top left, but it takes a
> long time to use too (at least 3 clicks, each of them opening a new screen).
> Compare this to IRC: someone highlights my name, I just click in the
> notification area, and Quassel opens on the correct channel, with the
> line with my name highlighted.

Threads are not universally bad. There are thread-first chat systems 
(like Zulip[1]) which are pretty good at delivering a threaded chat 
experience, but they tend to be confusing to people who are used to 
channel-based chat systems.


Thierry Carrez (ttx)

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