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reply guest <guest dm.com> writes:
who likes this forum-SW ???
(i think it's a PITA)

what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot

thx
Jan 03 2007
next sibling parent Alexander Panek <a.panek brainsware.org> writes:
guest wrote:
 who likes this forum-SW ???
 (i think it's a PITA)
 
 what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
 it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot
 
 thx

This is a newsgroup, and the Forum is just a web interface for the NNTP based 'forum'.
Jan 03 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
guest wrote:

 who likes this forum-SW ???
 (i think it's a PITA)
 
 what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
 it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot
 
 thx

It's just a frontend to the NNTP newsgroup, the best forum there is ;) -- Lars Ivar Igesund blog at http://larsivi.net DSource & #D: larsivi
Jan 03 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent reply janderson <askme me.com> writes:
guest wrote:
 who likes this forum-SW ???
 (i think it's a PITA)
 
 what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
 it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot
 
 thx

I'd recommend using a newsreader like Thunderbird and the web version sucks. -Joel
Jan 03 2007
parent Kyle Furlong <kylefurlong gmail.com> writes:
janderson wrote:
 guest wrote:
 who likes this forum-SW ???
 (i think it's a PITA)

 what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
 it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot

 thx

I'd recommend using a newsreader like Thunderbird and the web version sucks. -Joel

Seconded, though any threaded NNTP client will do.
Jan 03 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent "Unknown W. Brackets" <unknown simplemachines.org> writes:
Some people really like newsgroups and threaded discussion.  There have 
been long threads about this previously.

By the way - I like SMF too ;).  Regardless, I don't think it's within 
Walter's comfort zone...

-[Unknown]


 who likes this forum-SW ???
 (i think it's a PITA)
 
 what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
 it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot
 
 thx

Jan 03 2007
prev sibling parent reply "Ameer Armaly" <ameer_armaly hotmail.com> writes:
"guest" <guest dm.com> wrote in message 
news:eng89a$8qm$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 who likes this forum-SW ???
 (i think it's a PITA)

 what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
 it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot

 thx

protocol for modern forums, so clients could entirely govern display whichever way they wanted as opposed to using a single interface for web forums. Anyone interested in experimenting with this?
Jan 04 2007
next sibling parent Chris Nicholson-Sauls <ibisbasenji gmail.com> writes:
Ameer Armaly wrote:
 "guest" <guest dm.com> wrote in message 
 news:eng89a$8qm$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 who likes this forum-SW ???
 (i think it's a PITA)

 what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
 it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot

 thx

protocol for modern forums, so clients could entirely govern display whichever way they wanted as opposed to using a single interface for web forums. Anyone interested in experimenting with this?

I'm interested. Was actually talking about this very thing with a friend a couple days back. I'd personally like to see support for NNTP, HTTP, and even SMTP/POP (that's right) all at once from one forum server, with some concept of user accounts so I can "take my settings with me". Definitely opens the community doors wiiiiiiide. -- Chris Nicholson-Sauls
Jan 04 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent janderson <askme me.com> writes:
Ameer Armaly wrote:
 "guest" <guest dm.com> wrote in message 
 news:eng89a$8qm$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 who likes this forum-SW ???
 (i think it's a PITA)

 what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
 it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot

 thx

protocol for modern forums, so clients could entirely govern display whichever way they wanted as opposed to using a single interface for web forums. Anyone interested in experimenting with this?

I think forums/newsgroups are one of the biggest factors in hooking and retaining people to a project. It would help by a huge amount if D's webpage forum didn't suck. Didn't someone come up with some alternatives web viewers in a previous discussion? Why aren't we using one of those? -Joel
Jan 04 2007
prev sibling parent "Unknown W. Brackets" <unknown simplemachines.org> writes:
I used to be the lead developer for SMF, the software mentioned.  I've 
heard talk about this (not much) before, but the trouble is simple.

Too much competition.  If anyone implemented it, it would just be them. 
  Some have to a degree.... it's really not that hard.  What's hard is 
getting everyone to do it the same way.

It would have to be a third party, anyway.  I was never in a position I 
could make it happen, for this reason.

Anyway, the closest thing currently available is RSS (or other XML feeds 
various forum softwares provide)... which you can read in your favorite 
client already.  You just can't respond without going to the actual 
forum software.

NNTP support is available for a few softwares, but it's just not very 
popular.

SMTP/POP is available for some softwares, but the trouble with it being 
out-of-the-box is that it is difficult, on many servers, to configure it 
properly... and worse, authentication is a lot of trouble.  The From 
address is about as trustworthy as your daily lump of spam.

Walter also seems to have a general dislike of generated web content 
(but somehow generated content over protocols other than HTTP are more 
okay...?)  Just a feeling I've gotten from his posts on the subject.

-[Unknown]


 "guest" <guest dm.com> wrote in message 
 news:eng89a$8qm$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 who likes this forum-SW ???
 (i think it's a PITA)

 what do you think about a SMF forum (for example)
 it would be enhance readability and convenience a lot

 thx

protocol for modern forums, so clients could entirely govern display whichever way they wanted as opposed to using a single interface for web forums. Anyone interested in experimenting with this?

Jan 06 2007