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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] copy-paste
On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 06:58:40AM -0800, Brian Dessent wrote:
>Eric Blake wrote:
>>I actually appreciate nabble. Since I can't post using my work address
>>(partly because I don't want that stupid legalese trash appended to
>>archived message, and partly because they block SMTP from non-work
>>addresses), I end up using web-based fronts that still allow list
>>posts. Normally, gmane is better, but when gmane is down (and it is
>>amazing to me how often they are), I have been known to post from
>>nabble when I am at work and want to post on my break time rather than
>>waiting for a few hours to when I am back home. I will not argue with
>>blocking nabble, as I agree that many clueless users tend to use it,
>>and nabble's handling of posts is comparatively lousy (they won't even
>>let you reply to all appropriate lists on a message that was originally
>>cross-posted). So this opinion is just food for thought, and you can
>>safely ignore it if you want.
>I guess I'm being a little hasty in saying Nabble is garbage.
>Email-web gateways are useful in some circumstances. It's just that
>Gmane seems to get everything right where Nabble gets everything wrong:
>Gmane is a transparent gateway; Nabble has that silly banner at the
>foot of every message. Gmane doesn't seem to have any problem with
>attachments; posts from Nabble users always seem to have attachments
>stripped and turned into web links.
>I guess the real root of my concern is that the liklihood of a post
>being from someone completely clueless that doesn't seem to realize
>they are posting to a mailing list seems to be noticeably higher when
>it comes from Nabble. Maybe that's just because of the Nabble banner,
>maybe it's because Nabble just attracts less-clued users, maybe it's
>something else. It's just a little irksome.
FWIW, Nabble users are also determined to send bug reports to
cygwin-apps and cygwin-patches.
I think of Nabble users as akin to AOL users in the early days of