Mailing List archive navigation (was Re: svn mirror git?)

Side note (perhaps for another email thread)

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Side note (perhaps for another email thread): am I missing something,
or is the mailing list archive really that hard to link to the root of
a thread & navigate the /whole/ thread over all time? Every time I go
to the archive I find the fragment of a thread that occurred in a
given month & I can't seem to find where to easily view/navigate the
whole thread across multiple months.

Yes, I find this extremely difficult as well.

I'm not sure exactly what all the components at play are for this, but
is it possible to plug in a new thread viewer? Or is there some
"mirror" somewhere in the net with easier navigation?

-- Sean Silva