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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: Why I wont use the forums
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:36:27 +0200
  • Message-id: <201007021436.28123.aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 01 July 2010 19:37:03 DenverD wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:
[sent later]

On 2010-06-29 21:52, Jim Henderson wrote:
On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:57:35 +0200, Carlos E. R. wrote:
Perhaps what is needed is a read-only nntp group with quick help
tips such as what is appropriate on each forum/group, how to post,
etc. I think I saw some tips (I'm talking out of year-old memories)
on the web interface, but I don't see them on NNTP.

We try to make the names pretty self-descriptive; many newsreaders
can read a description field (it's optional in the RFC as I recall)
that gives a text description of the group. I don't know if the
server we use can present that, but I think it can.

I don't recall seeing it. Hovering the mouse pointer over the names do
not show a description in thunderbird, so either the server doesn't
send it or Th. doesn't use it. But I have a foggy recollection of
seeing descriptions with leafnode.

perhaps that info could be incorporated into the info at with the same level of detail as is
provided for say Mailing List, IRC etc.. ??

for example, maybe something like the following with one for each

Install/Boot/Login - Questions about installation, login, boot issues,
partitioning, file systems, software that runs at boot (GRUB, LILO,
boot scripts). Join us via HTTP at [link] or via NNTP at [link].
------end sample--------

since the descriptive words are found at the top of the first page of
each form, populating an info set similar to that available for ML is
mostly just a matter of copy/paste..

In the mailing list section, there are only two mailing lists - out of 30+
- mentioned. If you want to add one or two subs to the list, fine - but if
you want to list all of them, I propose to have a separate Page in the wiki
with detailed contents. Let's keep the Communicate page short with good

HOWEVER i do not see that that /Communicate page is slated for
movement to the new wiki.... ???
It is, please check again,

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