Could converting blogs to USEnet work?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by, Jan 21, 2012.

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    We all know how blogs have degenerated USEnet,
    mainly by the absurdity that you need to d/l the whole thread
    to see *IF* there's a reply to your comment/query.

    Which results in few multi-stage dialogs.
    So the result is that 'contributors' all rush to have their
    once-off shout. And it's degenerated to a Friday night

    Isn't it also problematic to 'hold' 8 blogs open on your
    'browser' at the same time as using it for other http-fetches ?

    What would happen if 10 blogs which were likely to be read
    by a cluster of inetters, were 'harvested' and NNTP-served.

    Let's consider the NNTP fields:
    From=ok; Date=ok; Subject=ok; ... seems ok.

    The threading would initially be weak/lacking because
    the bloggers normally find it difficult to put that info in
    their message; but as they became aware of threading
    capabilities they would use it.

    Probably the biggest problem would be legally, from
    the owner of the harvested blogs?

    Personally, I never use a full 'browser' for blog-reading.
    `lynx` gets me the text, without that crap-in-ya-face.

    I've never used RSS. Perhaps that already fixes the problems?

    What do you think?

    == TIA.
, Jan 21, 2012
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  2. That's why people use RSS aggregators.
    The limited RSS->NNTP gateway in is designed with LJ's
    RSS in mind, but should be readily adaptable to anyone else's.
    Richard Kettlewell, Jan 21, 2012
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  3. What would happen if 10 blogs which were likely to be read
    I think is a possible answer.

    Stefan Monnier, Jan 22, 2012
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