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Matthew Horn
2004-12-28, 02:58
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Jim McCall
> Sent: 27 December 2004 21:50
> To: Slim Devices
> Subject: [slim] Discussion list overload and Gossamer Forum
>
> I for one, don't mind the volume, but the forum would
> probably work better considering the volume. I just dl all
> the mail and it goes in a folder.
> Eventually there are thousands of emails from slim and I
> just look at what I can. Eventually I unthread it and delete
> old ones. It is painless and works.

How about NNTP? I'm sure Slim could easily run a public news server. No need
to worry about web interfaces or mailer daemons, it's threaded and clients
can mark their own subjects for interest.

Matthew

Lars Kellogg-Stedman
2004-12-28, 10:28
> I think that they are looking for something that is more accessible with
> broader appeal to the masses than [N]NTP.

That would be a poor decision. Newsreaders offer a far better interface
and a great deal more flexibility than any web forum interface. I read
this mailing list with a newsreader via the mail-to-nntp gateway at
gmane.org, and it's great!

An ideal web forum would bridge between the web interface and nntp
servers; gmane.org offers this sort of interface, as do the forums for
LUGnet (http://www.lugnet.com/news/groups/). This would allow users to
choose whichever interface they prefer.

-- Lars

Jack Coates
2004-12-28, 10:45
Lars Kellogg-Stedman wrote:
>>I think that they are looking for something that is more accessible with
>>broader appeal to the masses than [N]NTP.
>
>
> That would be a poor decision. Newsreaders offer a far better interface
> and a great deal more flexibility than any web forum interface. I read
> this mailing list with a newsreader via the mail-to-nntp gateway at
> gmane.org, and it's great!
>
> An ideal web forum would bridge between the web interface and nntp
> servers; gmane.org offers this sort of interface, as do the forums for
> LUGnet (http://www.lugnet.com/news/groups/). This would allow users to
> choose whichever interface they prefer.
>
> -- Lars
>

http://www.slimdevices.com/dev_forums.html

You know what would be really cool, is if somebody made a simple
hardware device to pull music from your computer and the Internet and
play it through your stereo. It could be wired or wireless, play lots of
music formats, and use a high-quality VFD display for across-the-room
visibility. This would allow users to access huge amounts of music
without fumbling through binders full of compact discs or having to have
a noisy computer sitting in their living room.

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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!