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Re: RFC: Subscription to nodes

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Sep 22, 2003 at 20:25 UTC ( #293270=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RFC: Subscription to nodes

Reason: There are a lot of questions asked that I would love to follow, but I don't want to wade through 500 responses every morning. I just want to know that a given thread has new posts in it.

This, and a lot more of similar requests, could be solved by adding an NNTP gateway. With many news clients, requests like yours can be done easily.

Abigail


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Re: Re: RFC: Subscription to nodes
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 22, 2003 at 20:39 UTC

    If we follow that direction why not just create comp.perl.perlmonks? Because, of course, it wouldn't have nearly the same community feel. No chatterbox, no user homenodes, no pretty html and css ;-), and so forth. It would become just another newsgroup rather than the current excellent resource it is.

    It's also only one feature we're talking about here. Hardly worth a major change in my opinion :).

      I don't use the chatterbox; why should I? IRC has a much nicer interface. User homenodes isn't something I care about (after all, we do have the web already). As for HTML and such, I find it a blessing I can post plain text on Usenet; that on Usenet $a [1] only takes me 6 characters to type, and not the 19 of <code>$a [1]</code> I've to type here. This place doesn't even have the option of posting plain text, not even POD. (So much for a Perl site).

      It takes far less time to post on Usenet than to post here.

      Abigail

        I don't use irc; why should I? The chatterbox is perfect for chatting with random monks who stop by. I love to see user home nodes, from the quick personal homenodes that let me know just a little bit more about the person behind the nickname to the gigantic repositories of information about this monastery.

        This place is better then usenet.

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