Updating description to be clearer: Copy&Paste from http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=102501 (I see this on Hardy):
Description of Problem:
It is near-impossible to drop a file into a folder that is in list view
and contains only subdirectories.
Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Create a folder with a number of sub-directories, enough so
that the list view will have to scroll.
2. Try to drop a file or directory from another window or the
desktop into the list.
3. Cringe as you cannot get the file not to drop into one of the
File ends up in a sub-directory
File ends up where I wanted it
############ Original Description:
similar to bug #49348 (no lasso selection in list view) it is impossible to DnD a file into a folder when in list view. Note: dragging the file in between other files, not folders. You can drag them into a folder just fine, in list view. But to have a file append a list of other files in a folder, you'd have to 'move up' one level in the filesystem hierarchy, and drag the file into the right folder.
It can off course be dragged to the tree, but to an ex-Win user this is strange. Lasso selection and DnD do work in Explorer.
Moreover, in icon view, lasso selection and DnD are not a problem, so this would confuse the user (I guess). "Hey, yesterday I could DnD just fine, but in this folder it won't work".
Ubuntu Dapper, up-to-date system (filing from another system, so I can't give the exact version numbers).