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reply Steve Teale <steve.teale britseyeview.com> writes:
Was DIP4: Properties.

Is there any way of coaxing web-news to show you the beginning of a thread?

Internet time is expensive and slow where I am, so searching back over many
days is a put-off.

I think this is quite important, as readers in the less privileged countries
might want to get an edge by learning about the most advanced technology. I put
D in that class!

Steve
Jul 25 2009
parent Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
Steve Teale wrote:
 Was DIP4: Properties.
 
 Is there any way of coaxing web-news to show you the beginning of a thread?
 
 Internet time is expensive and slow where I am, so searching back over many
days is a put-off.
 
 I think this is quite important, as readers in the less privileged countries
might want to get an edge by learning about the most advanced technology. I put
D in that class!

You may want to use NNTP access instead of web-news. Do you use Thunderbird? If so: * Create a "news account" and have the server point to news.digitalmars.com. Set your name, email etc. as needed. Finish the dialog. * Then select the newly created account in the left-hand side tree view and click "Manage subscriptions". Subscribe to digitalmars.d etc. * When you'll first connect you'll be asked "Download 500 headers or all headers". Don't download all headers because there's very many of them. Download 500 or less and then right click on the group and "Mark as read". * After you connected once, select the digitalmars.d group and right-click and select "Properties" then the "Offline" tab. Select "Select this group for offline use", then Ok. * From then on, when you want to slurp all new messages efficiently, just connect the modem, go in the main menu at File/Offline/Work Offline, wait for the status bar to indicate you downloaded everything and went offline, and disconnect the modem. You can then compose messages etc. while staying offline. When you connect the modem again, go File/Offline and deselect "Work Offline". If you wrote messages they will be sent at that time. Andrei
Jul 25 2009