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Re: GMane Server

__/ [John Bokma] on Wednesday 09 November 2005 21:01 \__

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> __/ [John Bokma] on Wednesday 09 November 2005 07:35 \__
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> There are merely no Gname newsgroups
>>> Gmane? If the latter, see:
>>> http://johnbokma.com/mexit/2005/01/14/gmane-mail-to-news.html
>>> They have their own news server (unless that has been changed).
>> Oops. I had a typo.
> Yeah, I was not sure if you were talking about Gmane, also since they
> have their own server, and I have no problems connecting.
>> I tried to access my favourite mailing lists through Gmane several
>> times in the past. Each time I tries I was not successful, including
>> my attempt a few minutes ago, having read your instructions.
> Odd, works here. Which Gmane group? I have no problems with the Perl
> group I tried. I use Xnews as a client.
>> It's
>> rather frustrating because mailing lists are difficult to handle and I
>> have about 14 E-mail accounts already. Taking an overview and flagging
>> are terrible because mail readers are build for mail, not discussion
>> groups.
> Yes, I agree with you, that's why Gmane is quite a cool solution.

I haven't delved deep into this, but the Gmane server does not appear to
accept my connections. It just doesn't respond when I request the list of
groups and I can't just specify any myself until I get a server response.

I have found a decent way of 'co-existing' with mailing list. I think
treating them as newsgroup would have me feel like the sophisticated network
of filter was all in vain. I think also that one of the powers of mailing
lists is the way /others/ read them. Even if threaded, more messages are
visible. Since messages are 'pushed' you are more likely to get help or get
your message across.

Thanks for the help.


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