Stream: zulip

Topic: how to make topic list ui wider?


pnkfelix (Dec 20 2019 at 19:34, on Zulip):

Some times people post follow-up topics by adding a suffix to an existing topic

pnkfelix (Dec 20 2019 at 19:34, on Zulip):

example: https://rust-lang.zulipchat.com/#narrow/stream/131828-t-compiler/topic/design.20meeting.202019-12-13.20follow-up/near/183859010

pnkfelix (Dec 20 2019 at 19:34, on Zulip):

however, in the zulip UI, the title of the topic is so long that the ui presenting the topic list elides the end, just putting "..."

pnkfelix (Dec 20 2019 at 19:35, on Zulip):

and there is no way I can see to force a wider window for the topic list

pnkfelix (Dec 20 2019 at 19:35, on Zulip):

and thus its very easy for me to accidentally click the follow-up when my intent was to click the original

pnkfelix (Dec 20 2019 at 19:35, on Zulip):

Should I be filing a bug about the fact that I cannot control the width

pnkfelix (Dec 20 2019 at 19:35, on Zulip):

?

pnkfelix (Dec 20 2019 at 19:36, on Zulip):

or should I be advising zulip users to eschew making suffixes the sole differentiator between two topics?

simulacrum (Dec 20 2019 at 19:43, on Zulip):

I would eschew suffixes personally, because not everyone is going to bump things up

simulacrum (Dec 20 2019 at 19:43, on Zulip):

and generally if it's a follow-up on the same topic, then use the same thread, and if it's a different topic then there's no need to 'link back' via the name

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