Hi all, old e-mail die hard here
@lassoan informed me to the fact the Discourse e-mail template is customizable, and suggested I post some thoughts on a better template here, which is a great idea. I only just signed up for the VTK discourse, so don’t have an example from my inbox to show, but this is what a mail from the HDF5 Discourse in my inbox look like:
What I find less than ideal with this default template is that the important thing (the response) is given little space compared to the other things:
- the big buttons and avatar pictures,
- the big “In Reply To” section (traditional
>and the e-mail client would have collapsed it)
- the big HTML-formatted
<quote>David made (traditional
>would be more compact)
If it’s possible, it would be great if the template could be customized to be plain text. All that’s really needed is the response, the post that was replied to in
> and a link to the post on Discourse (just as an URL, any e-mail client will auto-link it).
For comparison/reference, here’s a random mail from the mailing list:
It’s just much better signal to noise ratio here.
And if it would somehow be possible to make Discourse translate quotations with
>correctly, that would be sugar on top, but I believe that’s an existing feature request?