[Pine-info] Re: VDQ subscription : mbrsvcACK (at) golden1.com? -- PS
Beartooth at adelphia.net
Tue Aug 22 12:17:47 PDT 2006
On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 14:36:06 -0400, Beartooth wrote:
On Tue, 22 Aug 2006 14:36:06 -0400, I Beartooth wrote:
> Here's a Very Dumb Question about subscribing, something I don't
> remember having seen before.
> I've been lurking on this list via gmane for longer than I recall,[...]
Got a reply under the list in minutes, from a helpful regular here, asking
> Basically, I don't actually understand what you're asking.
> What is gmane?
My apologies! I forgot that people might not be familiar with it. It's one
of the best things to hit the Net in years, and has been around for a long
time, without any hoopla. Details are at Gmane.org
Basically, it provides a newsreader interface (as well as a web one,
iiuc), free, to any list willing to be on it; there must be tens of
thousands of them. And Gmane has serious spam defenses, btw.
You point your newsreader at news.gmane.org, and use its search function
on whatever topic you need. It enables you to skim twenty times as many
lists (especially ones that you only really follow 10% or less of) as you
could hope to do with email. It also helps find them.
Btw, any wild horse that tried to drag me to any mailer but Pine would be
instant horsemeat before he knew it; but for news I use Pan instead -- so,
I assume, the search function I use is also part of Pan. It's also one of
the many reasons I don't just use Pine. Those of you who try to monitor
many lists might wish to take a look at http://pan.rebelbase.com/ and
try both for a while.
Squirreler & Wordcrafter
Not Quite Clueless FC5 Power User
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