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On Apr 01, 2014, at 09:01 AM, Ben Finney wrote:
Which is why I prefer NNTP: it is ideal for both these purposes. One can quickly dip into a forum, follow a thread for a while, and unsubscribe just as easily. On the other hand, for high-commitment communication, having all the forums together and threaded is excellent.
Having all of this in a single NNTP client interface makes discussion on dozens of forums much more manageable than either “web forums” (spit) or mailing lists.
My only beef with Gmane is that it should be able to maintain a global reputation service. E.g. if I post to a few newsgroups with my python.org address, then after a N-confirmation dances, it should allow me to post to any newsgroup (well, any that is linked to an upstream list with a compatible posting policy).
That's one of the things that an NNTP interface to MM3 would allow, and I think it would work more smoothly. Of course, the nice thing about Gmane is that it collates lists across many administrative domains, so I don't think an NNTP-aware MM3 would replace Gmane.
(The other thing I want to do is make it one-click for a list admin to opt into Gmane. That actually should be pretty easy, and maybe the default for public discussion lists.)
In the meantime, making GMane more discoverable by suggesting it as an alternative to subscription in the various list descriptions sounds reasonable to me.
GMane survives on sponsorship and donations. If we're sending more and more people to use that service, perhaps we can suggest supporting them financially too?