Introducing Threads in Beta!
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All users can now opt-in to our Threads Beta! Threads helps declutter the main room timeline by moving conversations and topics into the right panel.
@Echedenyan@lemmy.ml
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23 dias

I think that is being converted in a tool similar to Mattermost or Rocket Chat for internal chats in a company.

poVoq
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224 dias

That is clearly the way their current investors want to make back their money… company and public sector internal chats without open federation. Makes sense from a business perspective and is a relatively ethical choice (deployments for the military aside), but it will not make home users very happy.

@Helix@feddit.de
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222 dias

I’d rather have the military finance Free software than tossing tax money into proprietary sinkholes. That said, of course in an ideal world we wouldn’t need any military…

@morrowind@lemmy.ml
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224 dias

I think it can be used for both without trouble.

@ieure@lemmy.ml
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-424 dias

why do they keep making it worse

down daemon
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24 dias

threads are great when used right, especially for very large rooms. it’s the only slack feature i like. that being said, it’s a learning curve. the slack i was in had a custom Thread emoji to remind people to reply in-thread

m-p{3}
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524 dias

Personally I’ve found threads useful when used in some workflows.

@vikaren@lemmy.ml
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121 dias

threads was one of the things I was missing from Element, why does it make it worse? We’ve been having threaded discussions since USENET, it’s good feature.

What part?

@snek_boi@lemmy.ml
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224 dias

I can see how this makes it more cluttered, less intuitive, and seem as if the basics aren’t taken care of (e.g., when will we get P2P?). This makes me think of Google Wave, which I think was brilliant. Unfortunately, I understand that many users weren’t able to understand how it worked. I wonder if times have changed enough for people to be able to understand something like threads.

I say that because I think it’s an interesting feature. The only reserves I have is how this will be presented so that cognitive loads are reduced, and the possibility that, even at its simplest, the least technically-savvy users will not intuitively understand it. Maybe that’s also your reserve(?).

@Helix@feddit.de
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524 dias

If you want to see how it works, you can also look at Zulip, a forum-messenger-mailinglist hybrid.

Tmpod
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224 dias

basics
P2P

P2P on Matrix is far from being a basic feature imo

@snek_boi@lemmy.ml
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122 dias

You’re right. In terms of implementation, it apparently isn’t so because it’s technically difficult.

However, many privacy-oriented people consider it a requisite to be able to use it. Insofar a something is considered a requisite, it can also be basic.

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