Choose meaningful subjects for posts
mwm at mired.org
Sat Nov 19 00:37:29 CET 2005
Micah Elliott <mde at micah.elliott.name> writes:
> On Nov 18, skip at pobox.com wrote:
>> Grant> Obligatory aside: I'm completely baffled why anybody would choose
>> Grant> the mailing list format over Usenet. I don't even read mailing
>> Grant> lists via mailing lists. I recommend gmane.org's NNTP server for
>> Grant> all your mailing list needs.
>> For the same reason I don't like web forums as a means of
>> communication. I would much rather operate in an interrupt-driven
>> mode than have to remember to poll some external service to get my
>> daily helping of information.
That's actually how I decide which form I want to use. Mail lists for
thigns I want to interrupt me, newsgroups for things I want to poll.
> If you have any suggestions for console-based newsreaders, I'm all
> ears. I have tried to setup "tin" in the past but the voluminosity of
> its documentation made me give up.
Gnus. Not only will it run in a console, but when run in an X
environment, it'll give you (user-configurable) menu bars, tool bars,
and clickable articles.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.
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