MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by jamiek » Tue, 04 May 2010 03:56:56


G'day Stefan and fellow Mac users.

Any chance on having the ability to lock an entire thread and
lock/auto-lock via killfile filter in the next version of MacSOUP?
Sometimes I want to keep an entire interesting thread. Then there are
some posts and threads I always want to keep.

Does this sound useful to you guys?

TIA,
Jamie Kahn Genet

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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by Ruddel » Tue, 04 May 2010 07:26:26

On Sun, 2 May 2010 12:56:56 -0600, Jamie Kahn Genet wrote
(in article <1jhwluy.122zvad1m5ozzrN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):


Not sure if I follow you correctly but doesn't it have an option to download
the thread?



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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by jamiek » Tue, 04 May 2010 09:14:17


Yes, but I'm talking about locking downloaded articles to prevent them
from being purged. MacSOUP can do it, but only by selecting the articles
and going Attributes->Lock or command-shift-l. Not a whole thread with a
single command or via killfile filter.
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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by stk.usene » Tue, 04 May 2010 18:10:11


You can do this by going to the Subject Window, pressing
Command-Option-A to select all articles in the thread, and then
Command-Shift-L to lock them. (You may first have to press "3" to show
all articles.)


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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by mikePOS » Tue, 04 May 2010 23:37:23


Stefan, Jamie means having it work automatically, for additional posts
in the thread, the way auto-kill and auto-tag work.

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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by stk.usene » Wed, 05 May 2010 00:57:30


Yes, I understood that. I was only responding to the first of his two
questions.

As for the second question (lock or auto-lock by kill file), I
personally don't find it useful, but I wanted to see what others think.


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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by jamiek » Wed, 05 May 2010 03:46:06


As well as a single KB shortcut to lock an entire thread. I know there
are multi-step ways to do this, but I'm lazy ;-) Plus if the much more
useful feature of locking via filter is added it would make sense to
have corresponding menu commands.

But how useful would this be to other users? I understand it's unlikely
I'll get a feature added that only I use.
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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by Ruddel » Wed, 05 May 2010 05:01:44

On Sun, 2 May 2010 18:14:17 -0600, Jamie Kahn Genet wrote
(in article <1jhx0jy.gjmqpo18g3kpoN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):




I think, and only think, that by downloading the articles and saving them to
a folder is your only option. Which isn't all that bad as once the thread
disappears from the server what's the point of leaving it on your reader?


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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by mikePOS » Wed, 05 May 2010 06:16:52


You would have to use MacSOUP to understand exactly what Jamie is
talking about. It already has the ability to lock articles, and he wants
to streamline the process.


So you can read the thread anytime you want to at any point in the
future? What's the point of having an offline reader in the first place
if you're limiting yourself to only what's currently available on a
server?

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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by Ruddel » Thu, 06 May 2010 03:24:42

On Mon, 3 May 2010 15:16:52 -0600, Mike Rosenberg wrote
(in article <1jhxeho.14hp1g21vlot9sN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):




I just think that if you want to archive something save it to a folder and
burn to a disk or whatever. That way you'll always have it as it'll be gone
with the next rebuild or new computer...





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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by mikePOS » Thu, 06 May 2010 03:46:27


He wants to save it within MacSOUP, for easy acess from within MacSOUP.
In fact, he's already doing it. I, too, have done it and will continue
to do so, just as I save emails with Mail. He just wants a way to
streamline the process.

My entire hard drive is backed up, in both a clone backup and a Time
Machine archive. I'm not about to lose anything. Jamie I'm sure has his
own backups. Why shouldn't he and I, or any MacSOUP user, save the
articles we want easy long-term access to using convenient MacSOUP
features? Why should we intentionally _remove_ these articles from our
hard drives and have to access them from a disk or whatever?

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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by jamiek » Thu, 06 May 2010 05:50:54


I have mulitple backups, both onsite and off. So I have no reason to
fear losing files on my local HDs.
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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by Ruddel » Fri, 07 May 2010 03:03:22

On Tue, 4 May 2010 14:50:54 -0600, Jamie Kahn Genet wrote
(in article <1ji0gc9.1da0hm31ntgvenN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):





That's pretty much my point. If there's something you want to keep/save then
leaving it on your local HD means you're vulnerable to losing it. No matter
what program you're using isn't the issue as eventually it'll go wrong.
Archiving separately is the most safest/secure way to go...



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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by mikePOS » Fri, 07 May 2010 03:18:12


You're actually missing the point entirely. MacSOUP, an offline reader,
always downloads articles you're reading. Then, after a pre-set period
or article limit, it purges articles from the offline database. One can
choose to "lock" articles, which keeps them in the database
indefinitely, where one can access them directly from within MacSOUP
indefinitely. This is no different than saving emails using Mail,
Entourage, Thunderbird, or whatever mail client. It's doing the same
thing with news articles.

A suitable backup strategy is a whole separate thing. The point is,
Jamie uses MacSOUP, likes using MacSOUP, and made a public post to
request that the author add a specific feature. Is there some reason why
a non-MacSOUP user should object to this?

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MacSOUP feature request - 'Lock Thread' for Attributes menu and Lock/Auto-Lock for killfile?

Post by Ruddel » Fri, 07 May 2010 04:56:10

On Wed, 5 May 2010 12:18:12 -0600, Mike Rosenberg wrote
(in article <1ji0vgc.1ikvo7yyqccxkN% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >):



I understand how newsreaders work as I've used a lot of them. The thing is
that using your computer HD to save things isn't really an option as
eventually they need a rebuild or replacement which means you lose what you
wanted to save. So an outside source is a much more secure way of archiving
files.



I'm not objecting to anything about MacSOUP or any other newsreader. Only
trying to give my opinion on if you want to save something don't trust your
hard drive as it will bag out eventually and a backup system of any sort is
more of a safe way to do it...




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