[Bug 457736] Inline contact editor (and Edit Contact properties dialogue) should support freeform contact tags (single-row simple text input field)

Mark Banner mbanner at mozilla.com
Mon May 18 11:02:23 UTC 2020

On 18/05/2020 11:46, neandr wrote:
> Maybe a List and a Category seems to be equivalent. But, adding more
> that one Category item for an AddressCard makes it much more powerful!
> Think about yourself as part of different projects, or some other
> business or private aspects. Defining that via Lists isn't that
> transparent (at least for me ;-)).

I don't see your point here. You can be a member of more than one list,
just as you can have more than one category.

At the end of the day: mailing lists, categories, tags, groups are all
about "grouping" contacts into user-defined areas. Why complicate the UI
with multiple separate ways of grouping contacts, when fundamentally all
you get is the same thing?

If you implement 'tags' or 'categories' as just that, I'd bet you'd
fairly early on get feature requests to allow sending to everyone in a
tag or category... oh look, its a mailing list!

I'm not saying you have to stick with the current mailing list UI. You
could completely change that. You can have the groups lists on the
cards, you could have UI with the groups listed and their own group


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