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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb Choose your forum interface

    Some people like forums, some like listservers. When we're talking forums, some people like a web interface, some people like a news interface. If you like to read to keep ahead of the curve, some like RSS and some like email.

    We've tried to supply an interface to cater to most preferences. Our main interface is the web based interface that most people are used to. However we do offer a news (NNTP) based interface for those that prefer to interact with the forums via a newsreader. You can also subscribe to any/all forums via RSS or via email notification. You can also subscribe to individual threads via email.

    Whatever your preference, we're glad you participate with us because the forums are only as valuable as the people that interact here. Thanks for being part of our community.
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    Robert Smits NNTP User

    Default Re: Choose your forum interface

    kgroneman wrote:

    >
    > Some people like forums, some like listservers. When we're talking
    > forums, some people like a web interface, some people like a news
    > interface. If you like to read to keep ahead of the curve, some like
    > RSS and some like email.
    >
    > We've tried to supply an interface to cater to most preferences. Our
    > main interface is the web based interface that most people are used to.
    > However we do offer 'a news (NNTP) based interface'
    > (http://forums.opensuse.org/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_nntp) for those that
    > prefer to interact with the forums via a newsreader. You can also
    > subscribe to any/all forums 'via RSS' (http://tinyurl.com/6xyeon) or
    > via email notification. You can also subscribe to individual threads
    > via email.


    Thanks for setting it up this way. I can't stand participating in web forums
    with a browser, and have always preferred an nntp feed, and this way we can
    all participate in the way that's most comfortable for each of us. I was a
    little miffed at first that therewasn't an announcement about where the
    nntp servers were, but I'm over it now....



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    Bob Smits - Linux User and Open Source Supporter

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    Tilman Schmidt NNTP User

    Default Re: Choose your forum interface

    Robert Smits schrieb:
    > kgroneman wrote:
    >
    >> Some people like forums, some like listservers. When we're talking
    >> forums, some people like a web interface, some people like a news
    >> interface. If you like to read to keep ahead of the curve, some like
    >> RSS and some like email.
    >>
    >> We've tried to supply an interface to cater to most preferences. Our
    >> main interface is the web based interface that most people are used to.
    >> However we do offer 'a news (NNTP) based interface'
    >> (http://forums.opensuse.org/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_nntp) for those that
    >> prefer to interact with the forums via a newsreader. You can also
    >> subscribe to any/all forums 'via RSS' (http://tinyurl.com/6xyeon) or
    >> via email notification. You can also subscribe to individual threads
    >> via email.

    >
    > Thanks for setting it up this way. I can't stand participating in web forums
    > with a browser, and have always preferred an nntp feed, and this way we can
    > all participate in the way that's most comfortable for each of us. I was a
    > little miffed at first that therewasn't an announcement about where the
    > nntp servers were, but I'm over it now....


    AOL^WMe too^UI just wanted to say I feel the same way. :-)

    T.

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    It is a nice option -- well thought out.

  5. Default Re: Choose your forum interface

    nntp servers are nice to have. now the interaction can be easier and faster for me. thank you.

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    Jim Henderson NNTP User

    Default Re: Choose your forum interface

    On Sun, 08 Jun 2008 22:29:30 +0000, Tilman Schmidt wrote:

    > Robert Smits schrieb:
    >> kgroneman wrote:
    >>
    >>> Some people like forums, some like listservers. When we're talking
    >>> forums, some people like a web interface, some people like a news
    >>> interface. If you like to read to keep ahead of the curve, some like
    >>> RSS and some like email.
    >>>
    >>> We've tried to supply an interface to cater to most preferences. Our
    >>> main interface is the web based interface that most people are used
    >>> to. However we do offer 'a news (NNTP) based interface'
    >>> (http://forums.opensuse.org/faq.php?faq=novfor#faq_nntp) for those
    >>> that prefer to interact with the forums via a newsreader. You can
    >>> also subscribe to any/all forums 'via RSS' (http://tinyurl.com/6xyeon)
    >>> or via email notification. You can also subscribe to individual
    >>> threads via email.

    >>
    >> Thanks for setting it up this way. I can't stand participating in web
    >> forums with a browser, and have always preferred an nntp feed, and this
    >> way we can all participate in the way that's most comfortable for each
    >> of us. I was a little miffed at first that therewasn't an announcement
    >> about where the nntp servers were, but I'm over it now....

    >
    > AOL^WMe too^UI just wanted to say I feel the same way. :-)
    >
    > T.


    Agreed. If it weren't for things like gmane and the NNTP interface here
    and on forums.novell.com, there's no way I could keep up. Nice to be able
    to access everything using a single program and in a single place (rather
    than having to bookmark multiple sites in my browser).

    (Sorry if this comes through as a duplicate, I need to remember to set
    the profile *before* posting <g>)

    Jim

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