Interfaces to high-volume discussion forums (was: Science list)

Grant Edwards grante at
Fri Nov 30 03:40:56 CET 2007

On 2007-11-30, Ben Finney <bignose+hates-spam at> wrote:

> Most of the high-volume discussion lists I participate in are made
> available as NNTP forums via I find that immeasurably
> superior to any email interface, not least because I can use *any*
> NNTP client to manage my interaction with those forums.

Same here.  I don't follow mailing lists unless they're
available via gmane's NNTP server.  Any other method wastes too
much time.

> The proliferation of "web forums", where the *only* way to participate
> is to use an excreable web application that works differently to
> everything else and has no connection to anything else I do on my
> computer, is of course utterly antithesis to my needs.

IMO, web forums suck the worst of any possible discussion medium.


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