[spambayes-dev] button ideas (oh boy)

Kenny Pitt kennypitt at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 6 16:33:28 CEST 2004

Tony Meyer wrote:
>> I'm not dealing yet with enabling based on individual message status,
>> but changing to disabling the buttons rather than hiding them is
>> extremely trivial.
> Do you think it's worth changing to disabling if we don't do it on a
> message by message basis? 

It would probably only be worthwhile from the standpoint of maybe being less
confusing for users.  We've gotten quite a few "the Recover from Spam button
is missing" type questions in the past, and those might be easier to answer
if the buttons are supposed to be there all the time.

I haven't given up on the possibility of enabling on a message-by-message
basis.  It just requires more significant changes than simply replacing the
current hide-it code with disable-it code, and I haven't had the time to
look into it further.

The support is obviously there to check the status of individual messages
because we do it during training.  I'm just not sure how easy it is to
detect each change of message selection, or how much overhead it would be to
check the status every time the user highlights a different message.
There's also still the issue of what is the right thing to do if the user
selects multiple messages.

Kenny Pitt

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