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[REBOL] Re: GMANE --> was {Re: Re: List subscription}

From: SunandaDH:aol at: 26-Aug-2004 3:18

> Personally I prefer the approach taken at which delivers the > whole thread at a time to your browser than the message tree approach > where you only get one message at a time.
It's good to have multiple approaches as not everyone likes the same way of doing things. With the ML, we're almost spoilt for choices.. In addition to the ones mentioned there are:'s view of recent messages (sadly, not up-to-date) Graham's REBOL/View ML application -- you can download all messages, keep your copy up-to-date, and have full-text searching. Write your own has a programmable interface to the ML Archive, details here: Each approach has different strengths and weaknesses. The big weakness (currently) of the archive is that it does not have full-text indexing. It's big strengths include: ** Human-produced index of topics, e.g.: This is still very much a first draft, and the team plugging away at it (big thanks due to Christian and Peter for the work so far). This is almost a unique resource for any mailing list. If you want to see it built faster, please contact me and I'll let you know how :-) ** strips bottom quoting and advertising. This significantly (close to 30%) shortens threads, and makes reading threads less of an exercise in skipping over duplication ** doesn't use frames So it is *easily* accessible by humans and search engines (as far as I can see, gmane does use frames, and that creates various problems) Jason:
> One thing I really like about Gmane interface is that clicking on the <<< > previous or >>>next arrows at bottom of the screen clearly highlights in the > top pane which posting one is reading. Giving people such visible feedback > by uwse of screen wide color bar makes it less tiring to use for long > sessions.
I'm always happy to nick good ideas -- thanks for pointing that one out. (that's not a dated promise though :-) ) Sunanda.