Reading Messages

The Groups interface includes some cool options to help you go through your messages more efficiently.  When you click on a topic in your group, you'll notice two tabs - Overview and Discussion (which is the default). 

Under the discussion tab are two view options. The Flat view  option displays the posts based on the time they were received. 

The Tree view indents the replies so even if someone replies to an earlier post, it will be displayed under the original post in this view. 

The Overview tab is a great way to catch up on a discussion. This tab shows you a summary of the topic, members who participated, and a list of all the links mentioned in the discussion.  

Pro Tip: Use Keyboard Shortcuts to move through the discussions faster :-)