Re: NTLK NTLK:newted messageboards

From: Loren Finkelstein (Loren@Finkelstein.Net)
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 10:32:38 CDT

on 7/30/00 7:57 PM, at wrote:

> On Sun, 30 Jul 2000, Jesse Wilson wrote:
>> Hi, I signed up for this newtontalk mailing list a
>> while ago, and thought it was great at first... Now I
>> don't mean any harm to this mailing list, but in my
>> humble opinion, I urge everyone to start using
>> newted's messageboards.
> Personally I prefer mailist lists to web-based setups.
> One thing is that I do _not_ use the digest version. That means I can
> follow threads without any trouble at all. I can also easily reply
> directly to people, and it results in me easily storing a local copy of
> any important messages...
>> The mailing list is just a pain in the butt for me...
>> The digests are just so disorganized, filled with
>> email headers, and people's signatures, making it
>> difficult to find what I'm looking for. A nice
>> organized messageboard like that on newted is much
>> better for me to deal with.
> People do need to learn taht, yes, they really _can_ trim before they
> send. NO, they don't have to quote 200 lines and add a single one. But I
> still do prefer mailing lists personally...

Personally, I think the Newsgroups are the best solution. I used to be on
dozens of mailing lists (LISTSERV), getting hundreds of messages a day.
before I discovered USENET. It seemed to me to be the next generation of
Mailing List.

I hadn't used a mailing list in years and didn't really think anyone else
did, until someone mentioned this one to me. Quite frankly, I was surprised
that so many people were on it. It seems kind of old fashioned to me. :-)

Newsgroups are searchable, threadable, downloadable, don't need digests, and
don't fill up your mailbox. They are available via a web interface, if
that's your thing, or via newsreading software which can look pretty much
like an e-mail program. In fact, although I don't use it, I believe you can
even get newsgroups in your e-mail.

So, what do you all say? Shall we move this to comp.sys.newton.misc?


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