[fpc-devel] Offer to repair and maintain the FPC community website (repeat msg, no HTML)

Jeff Duntemann jeff at duntemann.com
Tue Sep 25 21:14:23 CEST 2012

I don't know how it is elsewhere, but here in the US, more and more ISPs 
are eliminating Usenet access completely. Do you mean an NNTP server for 
FPC that people could access directly using a client like Agent or Pan? 
(In other words, without being part of the newsfeed.)

I've used Usenet off and on since the bang-path era and I like it too. I 
don't know the protocol well, however, and don't know its limitations.


--Jeff Duntemann
   Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

On 9/25/2012 2:29 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> On 2012-09-25 09:01, Cephas Atheos wrote:
>> I mentioned PHPBB because it's incredibly robust, widely used, has good
>> security, is minimally invasive to manage, can be scaled reasonably 
>> well,
>> people are familiar with it, and it works.
> My personal opinion is that I hate web forums! They are hard to 
> navigate, and hard to read topics, and hard to see who replied to 
> what. In the tiOPF project we switched years ago to the rock solid 
> NNTP (news) server solution. I wrote a small app to import existing 
> mailing list discussins so no discussion history is lost. Anybody can 
> choose their preferred news client, new joiners can easily see, read 
> and search past threads. For the tiOPF project I also setup a WebNews 
> HTTP interface to the NNTP server, so for those that prefer a web 
> browser to read message, that could be done too.
> NNTP is still the most used public discussion medium on the internet, 
> and for good reason - it works very well.
> Regards,
>   - Graeme -
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