[OT] gmane.org down

James Taylor gmane at oakseed.demon.co.uk
Sun Nov 22 06:52:38 UTC 2009

On Sat, 21 Nov 2009 17:07:59 -0500, Cristopher Thomas wrote:

> On Sat, 2009-11-21 at 12:41 -0800, NoOp wrote:
>> Seems that Res has a reason to chuckle this morning... seems that
>> gmane.org is down so those of that use it for posting to the list have
>> to resort to email for the day :-(
> I fail to see why that is a superior method than using email.

Gmane's NNTP interface allows the use of a Usenet news client, nearly all 
of which provide a far better way to read and organise group messages than 
most email clients provide. Email clients tend to be well designed for one-
to-one messages and not well designed for threading group conversations.

On Ubuntu, Evolution is a pig for reading lists or for reading Usenet, 
whereas I can recommend Pan (available in the Ubuntu repositories).

James Taylor

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