Stream: zulip

Topic: Waterfall of Topics


eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 10:58, on Zulip):

if I'm stuck with using this app, I should have constructive suggestions

eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 10:59, on Zulip):

1. a way to see all the messages ever sent as "dots", where columns are topics and rows are time. no message content, just being able to visualize the "waterfall" and jump to any point

eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 11:00, on Zulip):

(bonus for indicating how much you've seen, where you're pinged, and being able to split off a topic in this view)

eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 11:00, on Zulip):

2. the same but with one (or more) of the topics expanded (and interactable, but ideally side-by-side, not interleaved)

eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 11:01, on Zulip):

when I'm e.g. in a meeting (which I avoid because I can't handle the current UI/UX), I want to be aware of side-topics but not see the messages without opt-in - the current interleaving slowly trashes my caches with each message

eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 11:02, on Zulip):

3. actually tying a topic to its parent, for a hierarchical view (I suspect this is the hardest one)

eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 11:02, on Zulip):

if I have access to the API I could maybe prototype 1. (as a web app)

eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 11:04, on Zulip):

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eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 11:04, on Zulip):

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eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 11:17, on Zulip):

if more people want something like this, maybe we could also talk to the Zulip team. or uhhh issue/PR it?

eddyb (Feb 16 2019 at 11:45, on Zulip):

also seems like more things could use it. GitHub discussions may be more amenable in a waterfall

davidtwco (Feb 16 2019 at 12:58, on Zulip):

They’re receptive to issues and they’ve got a Zulip instance for feedback. There’s also a few of them on internals in the threads we’ve made about Zulip.

Last update: Nov 17 2019 at 07:10UTC