I’m not sure what you expect use to do about this? We don’t write the discourse software…
I don’t generally use threading but I did have a quick look at another discourse instance that I’m subscribed to in mailing list mode when somebody asked before and it looked to be threading OK at first glance.
It’s hard to comment further without having a full thread in a mail client to look at but my guess is that you’re misunderstanding what it’s trying to do in some way as I know this is something that discourse developers have spent considerable effort trying to get right.
In the web interface you can choose whether to reply to the topic (the blue Reply button at the bottom) or to an individual message (the Reply button on the message) and that affects how it threads judging by the chef discourse instance that I am subscribed to in mailing list mode.
I’m not sure how that works when replying via email. I would have assumed it would be treated as a message level reply but maybe it is treated as a topic level reply?
Dou you read the forum via mail or online only? It’s easy to verify Use the maillng list mode and you will be able to verify the problem. I don’t know about discourse and their developers. I was invited to this forum here on OSM-Talk my Amanda. You can’t start thrads by email (yet?) and the threading is broken - so as far as I’m concerned those developers are not ready yet. And personally, I’ll stick to the mailing lists.
Yes, that’s my first thread here. But the problem that I describe here has nothing to do with the prefixes annoyance, but a bug within threading itself. The examples that I named are from this prefix thead. I did reply via email - since this is supposed to work if the mailing list mode is supported properly. I don’t know what the difference here would be. But usually a reply is within a certain topic on a certain message.
Might be worth checking upstream with the discourse folks in case it’s a bug or just an issue depending on if you have the mailing list mode on-off?
@traut let us know if you want help to report this, I think it would be good if you report the issue yourself since I’m not able to fully explain how to reproduce the problem and discourse devs might have additional questions for you.
For me, threading was broken prior to the most recent Discourse upgrade but now seems to be working OK. I’m using Thunderbird 102.6.1 on Windows as an email client; I’m asking around to see if it is also fixed for other people who reported it broken (different clients and platforms).
As an aside, I don’t think that “I abandoned the forum and stick to the mailing list” is really a “solution”, is it?