[mythtv-users] Gmane?

Richard Freeman r-mythtv at thefreemanclan.net
Sun Jun 7 12:09:13 UTC 2009

Craig Treleaven wrote:
> At 11:22 AM -0400 6/6/09, Richard Freeman wrote:
>> ...This list is becoming very difficult to manage via email...
> Why?

Well, the fact that there are over 61 unread posts to this list just 
since I wrote that email might be part of the problem.  :)  I tend to 
like to just browse the list and then read more of interesting-looking 

So, here are my functional requirements:  :)

1.  Must be threaded.
2.  Must allow rapid browsing of posts - perhaps months at a time.
3.  Must allow me to mark posts/threads as read.
4.  Must allow multi-select when marking read, and must allow mark-all-read.
5.  Browsing has to be fast - I don't want to have to wait for a webpage 
load in order to see how many posts a thread has.

It seems like most newsreaders would handle this without much trouble. 
My typical workflow is to use a mail client to follow lists where I read 
the majority of the posts, and gmane/news to follow lists that I browse.

In any case, I'm not sure why having a gmane archive like the 30,000 
other open-source mailing lists is going to cause problems.  If spam was 
a problem with gmane in the past I can certainly see why it was avoided 
at the time - I certainly don't want to see spam on the list.  However, 
gmane can be configured to be unidirectional so that nobody can post.

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