[Centos] NNTP versus web forums

Sun Jan 9 12:12:15 UTC 2005
Matt Shields <mattboston at gmail.com>

I'm not a fan of IRC too old and clunky(not to mention I find it
extemely hard to follow multiple conversations.  NNTP is old and
outdated as well and I'm not a fan of subscribing to Yahoo Groups. 
And Maillists keep clogging up my mail box, but a lot of discussions
go on there, so I use them.  I believe the maillists were originally
for users to communicate problems with the developers, which is the
easiest way for developers to keep up.

Personally, I prefer WebForums, but their only downfall(which a lot of
people don't like) is you have to keep checking the site for new
posts, or set alerts to notify you of updates to topics or new topics.

I know the FedoraForum.org website has some way where they've
incorporated a couple newgroups into their forum
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=50  They probably
set a email address up to catch newgroup posts and filter them
directly into the database.

Matt Shields

On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 00:45:39 -0500, seth vidal <skvidal at phy.duke.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-01-09 at 00:40 -0500, Jim Zajkowski wrote:
> > I guess my problem with web forums is that I believe (a) nntp is
> > already the best solution for discussion systems, and (b) I remember
> > usenet when it was a more civilised place... before the dark times,
> > before the spam.
> the dark times will never go away. Web forums suck - but usenet is dead,
> long live email.
> -sv
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