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Thread: NNTP threading seems broken

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    James Taylor NNTP User

    Default NNTP threading seems broken

    Ever since the new groups were implemented, nntp threads have been showing
    up that seem to have no original post.

    There are dozens of threads throughout the groups that begin in the
    middle, with no reference as to what the original problem or comment is.

    Without functional nntp threads, these groups become pretty useless to me.
    I'm sure I'm not the only person reading these groups that just wants to
    be able to exchange information and cares not at all about skins or
    handles or "noobie" statuses and the like.

    If that works for you, more power to you, but don't break something
    that has been tremendously useful for a large number of folks for quite a
    number of years in the process.

    -jt


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    Default Re: NNTP threading seems broken

    Quote Originally Posted by James Taylor View Post
    Ever since the new groups were implemented, nntp threads have been showing
    up that seem to have no original post.

    There are dozens of threads throughout the groups that begin in the
    middle, with no reference as to what the original problem or comment is.

    Without functional nntp threads, these groups become pretty useless to me.
    I'm sure I'm not the only person reading these groups that just wants to
    be able to exchange information and cares not at all about skins or
    handles or "noobie" statuses and the like.

    If that works for you, more power to you, but don't break something
    that has been tremendously useful for a large number of folks for quite a
    number of years in the process.

    -jt
    Forums staff will move posted threads to their proper location as needed. When that's done, it breaks NNTP threading. It has nothing to do with skins, nicks, status, etc.
    Keith Kastorff

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    James Taylor NNTP User

    Default Re: NNTP threading seems broken

    It may not have anything to do with the skins, etc, but it does have to
    do with screwing up a long used method of sharing information.

    Moving posts seems like a pretty bad idea in any context.
    If someone posts in the wrong place, educate the person. Don't screw up
    the threading. That seems like it would do nothing to keep the person
    from mis-posting the next time.

    -jt

    On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:16:03 +0000, kastorff wrote:

    > James Taylor;1819285 Wrote:
    >> Ever since the new groups were implemented, nntp threads have been
    >> showing
    >> up that seem to have no original post.
    >>
    >> There are dozens of threads throughout the groups that begin in the
    >> middle, with no reference as to what the original problem or comment
    >> is.
    >>
    >> Without functional nntp threads, these groups become pretty useless to
    >> me.
    >> I'm sure I'm not the only person reading these groups that just wants
    >> to
    >> be able to exchange information and cares not at all about skins or
    >> handles or "noobie" statuses and the like.
    >>
    >> If that works for you, more power to you, but don't break something
    >> that has been tremendously useful for a large number of folks for quite
    >> a
    >> number of years in the process.
    >>
    >> -jt

    > Forums staff will move posted threads to their proper location as
    > needed. When that's done, it breaks NNTP threading. It has nothing to do
    > with skins, nicks, status, etc.



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    Default Re: NNTP threading seems broken

    I use NNTP frequently. I think being able to have NNTP integration at all is a wonder. I am willing to put up with a few (perhaps only current) design limitations so that many people can get help with openSUSE.

    One thought: would it be hard to recreate/delete the thread instead of move it?

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    Default Re: NNTP threading seems broken

    On 2008-06-16 23:37:14 -0400, James Taylor
    <james.taylor@eastcobbgroup.com> said:

    > It may not have anything to do with the skins, etc, but it does have to
    > do with screwing up a long used method of sharing information.
    >
    > Moving posts seems like a pretty bad idea in any context.
    > If someone posts in the wrong place, educate the person. Don't screw up
    > the threading. That seems like it would do nothing to keep the person
    > from mis-posting the next time.
    >
    > -jt
    >
    > On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 23:16:03 +0000, kastorff wrote:
    >
    >> James Taylor;1819285 Wrote:
    >>> Ever since the new groups were implemented, nntp threads have been
    >>> showing
    >>> up that seem to have no original post.
    >>>
    >>> There are dozens of threads throughout the groups that begin in the
    >>> middle, with no reference as to what the original problem or comment
    >>> is.
    >>>
    >>> Without functional nntp threads, these groups become pretty useless to
    >>> me.
    >>> I'm sure I'm not the only person reading these groups that just wants
    >>> to
    >>> be able to exchange information and cares not at all about skins or
    >>> handles or "noobie" statuses and the like.
    >>>
    >>> If that works for you, more power to you, but don't break something
    >>> that has been tremendously useful for a large number of folks for quite
    >>> a
    >>> number of years in the process.
    >>>
    >>> -jt

    >> Forums staff will move posted threads to their proper location as
    >> needed. When that's done, it breaks NNTP threading. It has nothing to do
    >> with skins, nicks, status, etc.


    Thanks for your feedback.

    --
    Keith Kastorff


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