NNTP and thunderbird-related lists

Ludovic Hirlimann ludovic at hirlimann.net
Thu Jul 29 20:49:00 UTC 2010


 On 29/07/10 21:36, Dan Mosedale wrote:
>  On 7/29/10 8:18 AM, Robert Kaiser wrote:
>>> Yes that's a very good reason, because when people are asked to give
>>> feedback to a mailing list and they aren't subscribed yet it makes it
>>> very difficult for them to reply to the thread (and a new thread gets
>>> created).
>> You mentioning "feedback" there reminds me that I still would find it
>> attractive to have newsgroups mirrored by a (threaded) web forum and
>> vice-versa - I think that would be a very interesting form of keeping
>> both those people like us who like the consistent in-client UI and
>> those who like the casualty of web forums in one consistent stream of
>> discussing.
> I like the goals of having a consistent in-client UI and offering
> casual drive-by web usage.  The use of Google Groups was a first stab
> at achieving that second goal.  Over time, if Google Groups doesn't
> improve significantly here, I hope that we'll consider other solutions
> that do a better job of achieving that goal.
I think this is being looked into by some IT people (see
http://www.justdave.net/dave/2009/03/04/replacing-google-groups-for-mozilla-newsgroups/),
and things haven't improved much using google groups.

Ludo

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