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Tim Long
2003-11-13, 19:24
Unless I missed some subtle technicality, you skip an email by, er, not
reading it. And you can group them by date, subject, thread or sender or
whatever other fancy method your email program provides. Of course, if
you're complaining that you had to use bandwidth to download the emails
you didn't read, then that's different and a valid point. But I don't
believe dial up connections exist in the civilised world any more. Do
they? 8-|

--Tim

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Coates [mailto:jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org]
> Sent: Thursday 13 November 2003 16:14
> To: SLIMP3 Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Sorry, but...
>
> a) the web user interface is still being worked on -- a
> search engine is in the works, GMANE connectivity is in the
> works, and anyway Google is always there. Try adding
> site:lists.slimdevices.com to your search.
> b) users ask the same questions over and over again anyway,
> whether there's a web faq or not, whether there's a weekly
> "the faq's" posting or not, whether you hunt them down and
> tattoo the answers on their foreheads or not... it's the
> nature of the game.
> c) a handful of people who prefer web forums have started their own
> slimp3 forums and announced them. Use the handy search engine
> trick listed in a) to find their sites and join them, or make
> yourself handful
> + 1, or in some other way make yourself happy.
>
> "I couldn't guarantee that I wouldn't do wrong... Gotta see
> it's no good leaving it up to me to make you happy."
> -- Hanging By Strands from Homeless Where The Heart Is by
> Barbara Manning and the Go-Luckys!
>
>
> On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 07:21, John Quirk wrote:
> > I agree with Primus Sucks, the web interface is very poorly lacking.
> > And I'm not particularly in keeping right up to date with the forum
> > every day, I want to look up the forum every now and then
> and see if
> > there's anything I can help out with and anything I can
> learn. I'm not
> > particularly interested in the ins and outs of various flavours of
> > Linux and Perl, and I can't help with any Mac issues. With
> a web board
> > I can skip these threads, with the email digest I can't.
> >
> > An email subscription list looks antiquated, feels antiquated and
> > reminds me of BBS systems and ftp browsing of the internet
> before the
> > www arrived. Surely there must be a solution that provides
> a solution
> > for both. the current web back end is hideous, and the search is a
> > joke. What's the point of only being able to search one
> month, we just
> > end up with the same questions being asked over and over
> again as new
> > users give up on the search. 2/10.
> >
> > JQ
> >
> > Tim Long <Tim (AT) long-family (DOT) com> wrote:
> > You can please some of the people all of the time....
> > All of the people some of the time...
> >
> > The point about getting the posts by email is that it puts
> > power in the
> > hands of the user, where it belongs. You can use
> rules and/or
> > filters to
> > sort, select, group and colour your email anywhichway you
> > like. You have
> > no control over the web interface. I appreciate
> that everyone
> > has
> > different tastes, but I can't help feeling that those who
> > prefer the web
> > interface need to have an epiphany with their email
> software.
> >
> > --Tim.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: primus sucks [mailto:mp3_madman (AT) yahoo (DOT) com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday 12 November 2003 23:57
> > > To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > > Subject: [slim] Sorry, but...
> > >
> > > ... you guys totally forgot those of use that DID NOT want
> > to
> > > have to use the forums vi! a an email client.
> > >
> > > There is no way, that I see, to search through
> the archives
> > > for certain key terms in the bodies of messages. Subject
> > > searches, yes(kinda via an IE search)... but not content.
> > > Hopefully there is a hack/add-on for this I don't
> know about
> > > or I overlooked something.
> > >
> > > Looks like it will archive into month sections...
> holy moly
> > > does that not work well. So when I am searching,
> I have to
> > > search over and over and over and over through each month
> > > section for one search (assuming no add-on).
> > >
> > > The web interface has craploads of wasted white space,
> > though
> > > to be honest, this could be hacked.
> > >
> > > I cannot post unless I do it like now, via email...
> > > hopefully there is a hack/add-on for web posting.
> > >
> > > Honestly, I just won't use this as I find it more
> cumbersome
> > > to get craploads of email that I don't care
> about. I n! eed
> > a
> > > simple web interface that lets me get in and out
> in moments
> > > when looking for info...
> > >
> > > Sorry, but this is one legacy solution, and yes it is
> > legacy,
> > > that I could care less for. Hope this is the beta
> version,
> > > and all the "good stuff" is coming soon.
> > >
> > > And as always... fear my case :-P
> > > http://www.geekmods.com/slimp3/images/front31.jpg
> > >
> > >
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