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Re: forums redux

On 27 Jul 2007 at 16:57, john fisher wrote:

> To the folks with dial-up only - sorry.

As of 2006, one-quarter of US internet users still used dialup. No offense
meant, but it seems to me that that's a pretty significant number to just
say "sorry."

That said, the archive you point to

http://news.gmane.org/gmane.recreation.cars.evdl

may be useful to some. Is it permanent, or experimental? If the former,
I'll add a link to it on the EVDL help page.

> Its not at all far-fetched to expect a forum to also send email like a list.

Sure. Nabble has been providing this service for some time. It's a mailing
list archive and forum front end. Users can search and read existing posts,
and can post from the archive (though they still have to be subscribed to
the EVDL). Nabble obfuscate email addresses.

http://www.nabble.com

It seems to be a robust system. The only downside I can see is that it's ad-
supported; it tacks Google text ads onto the end of each post. If folks are
really that keen on having a forum front end, I suppose I could sign up the
EVDL for it.

Here's a sample Nabble forum from a mailing list :

http://www.nabble.com/Fractal-f495.html

David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
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> As of 2006, one-quarter of US internet users still used dialup. No offense
> meant, but it seems to me that that's a pretty significant number to just
> say "sorry."

That is a shocking number!

I will try to summarize this:
In the '90s the government gave Bell South (and its child companies)
the right to charge more for services on the promise that they would
rewire the US with Fiber Optic Cable. 86 million households were to
have 45mbps connections by 2006. They never delivered anything...
Now the US is like number 16 on network speed in the world and falling fast.
Since then the phone companies have collected over $200 billion in
higher phone rates.
...another shocking instance of big business trumping American citizens.


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Re: forums redux

David> That said, the archive you point to

David> http://news.gmane.org/gmane.recreation.cars.evdl

David> may be useful to some. Is it permanent, or experimental? If the
David> former, I'll add a link to it on the EVDL help page.

Gmane has been around for several years. I don't think they are going
anywhere.

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Re: forums redux

On 28 Jul 2007 at 9:48, Tehben Dean wrote:

> I will try to summarize this:

Please don't. This discussion is not appropriate for the EVDL. For the
purpose of this thread, it is enough to know that one-quarter of US
residents do not have broadband connections.

Thanks.

David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
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