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Can you send messages without a topic too?
No topic is itself a topic. Very philosophical
Ceci n'est pas un sujet?
The treachery of streams
Does replying so a specific message in a topic change anything?
@John Whiles It makes message part of that specific topic
Topics are something like categorization of specific discussions in stream (channel in Slack) - you can mute those you're not interested in
And those you're subscribed to show up with messages interleaved in chronological order
At the end, if you want to respond to some message, just click on it and press Enter/r or reply button in the bottom right corner
got it - so there's no internal threading to topics - like you might reply to one specific message in a slack channel?
Yeah - if you feel like you want to talk about something separately, you just create new topic with some name
There's shortcut c for that
It's... different - you just need to get used to different style of UX
What's better about it is that "threads" here have names and can be long term as far as interface is concerned
And further that the topics can be renamed (and even split and merged) without losing any of that history