On 1 Apr 2014 08:22, "Paul Moore" <p.f.moore@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 March 2014 23:01, Ben Finney <ben+python@benfinney.id.au> 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 :)


> Paul
> PS Google groups and the gmane web interface need not apply - neither
> are particularly friendly (to be polite...)
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