[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Forum

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Mon Jul 26 17:21:53 EDT 2010

On 26/07/10 22:01, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> Brandon S Allbery KF8NH wrote:
>> On 7/26/10 15:56 , Andrew Coppin wrote:
>>> My personal preference would be for NNTP. It seems to handle
>>> threading much
>>> better. You can easily "kill" threads you're not interested in, and
>>> thereafter not bother downloading them. You can use several different
>>> client
>>> programs. And so on. However, last time I voiced this opinion, people
>>> started talking about something called "usenet", which I've never
>>> heard of...
>> Usenet *is* NNTP.
> So I'm told. But it appears that some people believe that NNTP *is*
> Usenet, which is not the case. I use NNTP almost every single day, but
> I've never seen Usenet in my life...

So you've only ever been on private NNTP servers then, never browsed through
comp.* or sci.*?

Wikipedia has a nice article on usenet, of course:


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