Hyperkitty user profile idea

The last time I wrote about Hyperkitty here, we talked about the overall information architecture of the app, reviewed the UI as it is right now, as well as thought about how to list all of the lists on the mailman server in a nice, browseable way that gives you more information about each list to let you know what kind of list it is. One of the points that came up in the UI review was that it might be a missed opportunity to not have user profiles in Hyperkitty. Right now Hyperkitty provides a list of participants in a thread along the side of the thread view: It also provides a little avatar for the poster of each above right above the post content – another place to link to a user profile maybe: Okay but why would someone want to visit the profile? Let’s talk about this a bit. But Why? Mailing lists lack non-verbal cues that could tip participants off to a person’s intended tone – if there was some way to fill the void of those missing cues, perhaps it would help diffuse argumentative situations before they crop up. Part of misunderstanding comes from not …