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Any Interest in a newsgroup specifically for Motorola PowerPC?

Started by Paul Helmuth November 4, 2004
Hi Rusty,

>My impression is that most people don't even know that usenet exists; >all they're aware of is the web, and therefore web forums. Think >about it; they have a question and what do they do: a google or yahoo >search. > >
That is also my impression. Some people don't know what Usenet is, others think it is a remnant of the hippie era. Regards, Joerg http://www.analogconsultants.com
The yahoo groups are quite nice actually.  You can use them either as
a conventional mailing list or read the messages via the web
interface.  The Files, Photos, Calendar, etc. functions make it very
handy for clubs and many other special interest groups.

Joerg <notthisjoergsch@removethispacbell.net> writes:

> Hi Kelly, > > > Many of the products/packages I use are well-supported via mailing > > lists, vendor-hosted web forums, and 3rd-party (Yahoo!) hosted web > > forums. Add in the various RSS-based forums I read, and there's not a > > lot of need for me to keep reading Usenet other than old habits. > > > I haven't tried Yahoo yet because I didn't like their sign-up process > but as for vendor forums and other fancy interfaces I have yet to see > anything that is as efficient as Usenet. > > > That's not to say that I don't appreciate the charms of Usenet - I > > find most web forums bland, visually noisy, and the GUIs mostly suck. > > A good newsreader is a wonderful tool. > > > Indeed it is. Many 'modern' forums are outright useless. > Over-sophisticated and way too slow. > > Regards, Joerg > > http://www.analogconsultants.com
Joerg <notthisjoergsch@removethispacbell.net> wrote:

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>I haven't tried Yahoo yet because I didn't like their sign-up process >but as for vendor forums and other fancy interfaces I have yet to see >anything that is as efficient as Usenet.
you can subscribe top most Yahoo! groups via mail without a Yahoo! ID (IOW sign-up), just like any other "standard" mailing list. Only to access the file areas etc. of most Yahoo! groups, you need an ID. A bit complicated, but no real problem, although I (suspicious/paranoid) use a specific mail address for it. A mailing list is IMHO nearly as efficient as a newsgroup. Oliver -- Oliver Betz, Muenchen (oliverbetz.de)