Gmail: the problem with conversations

I never liked the “Conversation” metaphor Gmail uses to group messages. Using threads are way more obvious to see who replied to who and how the conversation (now in the real meaning) is heading to.

Well, the conversation metaphor really let me confused now. You see, I created a filter to move messages directly to trash can. Those messages come from a gateway on the ubuntu-users list, linking the maillist with the forums. The forums, as it is a complete different media, has its own movement and style, which didn’t fit into the maillist behavior.

Moving messages to trash made them never appear on the inbox. Now, when I go to the Trash list, I see some messages (well, a lot) but I’m afraid to delete them because I don’t know if I’m deleting the message or the conversation.

Really, bad metaphor.