Re: HTML Help Questions

Subject: Re: HTML Help Questions
From: "Chuck Martin" <twriter -at- sonic -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 10:02:39 -0800

Most web-based discussion forums that I've seen (and one of the better ones
is the one for Office applications at are still too kludgy.
Plus, I wouldn't want to be scrolling through messages at 10-20 per page
with a dial-up connection when there are dozens or hundreds of messages a
day or week. The usability for web-based discussions still can't hold a
candle to real threaded discussions, Usenet-style, and I am hugely glad that
Eric has made the effort to host a news server for this group (and others)
as well as do all the work for the mailing list.

"[Programmers] cannot successfully be asked to design for users
because...inevitably, they will make judgments based on the
difficulty of coding and not on the user's real needs."
- Alan Cooper
"About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design"

Chuck Martin
twriter "at" sonic "dot" net

<bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com> wrote in message news:88890 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> As far as I know, they do not have a Usenet interface, but you can
> to mailing lists there with the option to receive no mail and read
> on the web site.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck Martin [mailto:twriter -at- sonic -dot- net]
> Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 6:29 PM

> Subject: Re: HTML Help Questions
> Does egroups offer a news:// interface? Mailing lists generate too much
> traffic, digests are too bulky (and how do you respond?), but reading a
> mailing list through a newsgroup is perfect. It's definitely my preferred
> way to read techwr-l (and I'll bet it eases the load on Eric's sendmail
> server).

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