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Re: [News] Interviews from the Ohio Linuxfest (Video)

  • Subject: Re: [News] Interviews from the Ohio Linuxfest (Video)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2006 09:13:44 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS / Netscape / MCC
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__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Sunday 08 October 2006 18:58 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Culley <rgc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> begin  risky.vbs
>> <1160316575.678848.103180@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>> newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>>> the_source Special Source 1 - "The Ohio Linuxfest" - October 7, 2006
>>> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8521929347574010177
>>> PS - I hope G2 preserves the [News] tags, but I doubt it.
>> I'm surprised at the number of replies to posts with the [News] tags
>> that omit the tag. I presumed it was pettiness on the part of the
>> person replying but perhaps not. These sort of tags are widely used in
>> mailing lists for the simple reason it makes sorting and filtering
>> messages very easy with tools like procmail.

Google Groups neither displays them nor preserves them. However, if posted
with a tag, the tag quietly exists. Replies are another point where things
go wrong.

By the way, I noticed that the news Google Groups UI (still in beta) makes
quoting on reply the default setting. This, as opposed to the previous rev,
yet much like the earlier prototypes, will ensure less nuisance to those who
perceive newsgroups as UseNet rather than Google-hosted forums. There's some
gap to suggest that top-posting might be encouraging because G2, much like
OE/Outlook, adds new lines atop the quoted text. There's no pointer
placement involved though.

> Procmail is also very good at reassembling lists from digests, too, a
> feature which I've used in the past.  Of course, if you're marking the
> News items /up/, then removing the tag will reduce the article scoring,
> although it will still remain in the same point in the thread.  If the
> person replying is not in my good books, then it's possible they'll drop
> below the waterline and I won't see the reply.

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