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On 1 Apr 2014 08:22, "Paul Moore" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >
On 31 March 2014 23:01, Ben Finney email@example.com wrote:
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.
One of the key downsides for me of an NNTP interface is that it's (as far as I know) extremely difficult to set up a synchronised environment across two or more PCs.
Yep, handling multiple systems is when I stopped using it, too. Phones make it worse (a lot of my email list time is on the bus these days - aside from making bulk deletion while still retaining some context painful, Gmail handles that pretty well)
For email, gmail, while not perfect, is a reasonably good client, and I can use it on multiple PCs. I know of no NNTP client with a comparable feature set that tracks what I have and haven't read across multiple PCs, allows posting, etc. If anyone can suggest such a client (which works on Windows, but as it'd probably be web-based, that's probably less of a limitation that normal), I'd be immensely grateful. I realise this is off-topic, but I don't feel too guilty as this whole thread is pretty off-topic :-)
Improving the accessibility of the list is pretty close to on topic when it's covering some specific ideas that could improve things without much work. I only see it as a problem when we head off on wild impractical tangents that are unlikely to happen any time soon (if ever) due to resource constraints :)
PS Google groups and the gmane web interface need not apply - neither are particularly friendly (to be polite...)
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