non-user-friendly preferences string: Top Posting Option (not Recommended)

Bug #588298 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2010-06-01
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Evolution
Expired
Wishlist
One Hundred Papercuts
Low
Sense Egbert Hofstede
evolution (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: evolution

evolution has under Edit/Preferences/Composer Preferences the following: 'Top Posting Option (Not Recommened)'. While I would certainly not enable the option personally, it seems rather non-Ubuntu-like to have the '(Not Recommended)'. Maybe I am missing something, but it seems like a developer asserting his/her preference on bottom-posting rather than any 'real' issue with the functionality. I suggest the default remain the same but the '(Not Recommended)' be removed.

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Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Vish (vish) wrote :

Apart from being non-Ubuntu-like, for an average user. it is not really clear why it is "Not recommended" .

Open source mailing lists might prefer this , but a regular user wouldnt understand.

It is better to remove the string than to explain why it is not recommended.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in evolution:
status: Unknown → New
Dylan McCall (dylanmccall) wrote :

While you're at it, the string is also redundant. Of course it's an option; it is In The Preferences!

It is terribly inconsistent from a UI design stance. It doesn't make sense to accompany a label with another label that introduces it. If the former doesn't stand on its own, something is wrong with it.

Finally, the other preference related to top posting, “Start typing at the bottom on replying,” is not under the “Top Posting Option” title but among the other check boxes. Where this one should be ;)

(Personally, I would rather see those two become one option called “reply above original message,” but it's probably too late for that).

Vish (vish) wrote :

@ Dylan : Yup , i did think of filing a separate bug for that as well , by on reading upstream comments , this change seems unlikely any time soon and gave up on a bug for that :(

Vish (vish) on 2010-06-10
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → maverick-round-2-mail+office
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Sense Hofstede (qense)
Sense Egbert Hofstede (sense) wrote :

I'm pushing a fix as we speak, but please not that it only changes the string in the .ui file, all PO files will have to be updated to make the Top Posting Option string translated again.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Sense Hofstede (qense) → nobody
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-08-05
Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Vish (vish) wrote :

Thanks didrocks :)

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Sense Hofstede (sense)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package evolution - 2.30.2-0ubuntu10

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evolution (2.30.2-0ubuntu10) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Bilal Akhtar ]
  * debian/patches/11_remove_upstream_submit_bugreport.patch:
    - Remove 'Submit Bug Report' option from Help menu. (LP: #105093)

  [ Sense Hofstede ]
  * debian/patches/12_remove_not_recommended_for_top_posting.patch:
    - Remove 'Not recommended' for top posting in the editor dialog
      (LP: #588298)
 -- Bilal Akhtar <email address hidden> Wed, 04 Aug 2010 23:00:20 +0530

Changed in evolution (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Vish (vish) on 2010-08-05
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in evolution:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in evolution:
status: New → Expired
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