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Re: Would DF welcome a phpbb forum?

From: "Steve O'Hara-Smith" <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 16:41:04 +0000

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 10:51:24 -0500 (EST)
"Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, January 17, 2006 5:03 am, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > 	<nitpick)USENET has been around since 1980 - NNTP is just a
> > transport protocol for it</nitpick>
> How was the material in USENET slung around before there was NNTP?

	UUCP over modem links mainly with some carried around in SOUP
(Simple Offline USENET Protocol).

> > 	<thought>If a web forum is so vital (in some minds[1]) for being
> > trendy it's not hard to write a web based threaded news reader with PHP
> > or mod_perl or similar - there might even be one available off the shelf
> > :)
> > This would seem to me to be a more useful thing for the OP to do than
> > setting up a disconnected forum which if succesful may just cause people
> > to need to track *both*.
> http://www.gmane.org/ is one example.  Hmm...

	Interesting outfit but not quite what I had in mind - think in terms
of something that looks like a web forum but talks NNTP in the backend
to the newsgroups instead of using a database or whatever the web fora

> If we could combine the mail content and BB
> interface, that's be great, since I think it's the interface in which the
> original poster is interested.

	Exactly what I am suggesting.

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