Getting posts to sort chronologically in tree view

Ben Finney ben+python at
Wed Jul 4 00:33:27 EDT 2018

T Berger <brgrt2 at> writes:

> On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 4:00:03 PM UTC-4, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Given that history [of ignoring user requests for improvement], you
> > might want to avoid Google Groups for interacting with forums, and
> > choose software that works better with discussion forums. I am told
> > Mozilla Thunderbird is a good choice, but there are likely others.
> I don't think I want to try a mail list.

Good news: you're already participating in one. That was easy! :-)

This is because the forum you're participating is distributed in many
media, *including* a mailing list. You may send some or all of your
messages using a different interface, but you're still participating in
the same forum as the rest of us and so you're participating on (among
other things) a mailing list.

> I had subscribed to the python-list a few weeks ago and then been
> forced to unsubscribe because of the flood of irrelevant posts.

Yes, this forum can sometimes host a high volume of discussion. You will
want to learn the “filter” feature (it may have a different name) of
whatever interface you use.

> Ben, I tried responding to your email from gmail. I hit the reply
> button, and got the below message. Do you know why?

I haven't got any insight to that error, no.

If you have an easy way to get official support for Google Groups, ask

If you don't have an easy way to get support for the software, I'd say
that is a good hint to avoid using that software entirely.

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