Your opinions as to best newsreader program?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by mentalguy2004, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. mentalguy2004

    Ponder Guest

    Hiya Blinky the Shark.

    Well it's when I started comms and it can be just as humorous now as it
    was then so why change? ;)
    Big point in my book. I've already paid my $29 only to be ignored for 6
    years. Not about to fork out more for an inferior product for my own
    purposes. That said I do have access to keygens (but won't use them for
    newsreaders) but Agent is still in second place and far ahead of any
    Windows competition... in my opinion of course ;)
    Ponder, Apr 1, 2006
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  2. mentalguy2004

    Ponder Guest

    Hiya Blinky the Shark.

    He's been busy recently, according to my server reject logs ;)
    Ponder, Apr 1, 2006
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  3. mentalguy2004

    Old Gringo Guest

    For being user friendly, I would give 40tude Dialog a big thumbs up.
    Old Gringo, Apr 1, 2006
  4. Did you ever ulse SLMR (SLiMeR -- Silly Little Mail Reader) and it's .QWK
    mail packets, back in the day?
    Blinky the Shark, Apr 1, 2006
  5. mentalguy2004

    Mara Guest

    He shows up in nanae every once in awhile, usually crossposting some frothing
    drivel about his "perfect C/R program, that in actuality is just another spewer.
    And of course someone will reasonably point that out, and the fun starts.

    "Popcorn! Getcher popcorn here!"
    Mara, Apr 1, 2006
  6. mentalguy2004

    Mara Guest

    I hope to hell you're smacking him in the face with the rejects.

    "Or maybe shoving them somewhere up his nether regions."
    Mara, Apr 1, 2006
  7. But there again Agent 3.3x is a further improvement on Agent 3.2x. ;-)
    John Morrison, Apr 1, 2006
  8. mentalguy2004

    JANA Guest

    I think that the best news reader is a matter of personal opinion. I tried a
    number of them in the past, and I keep coming back to OE. I find it easy to
    use, even though it lacks in features.



    Currently using OE, thinking about trying something (useful) different.

    What in your expert opinions is the best to use for text groups? Thanks!
    JANA, Apr 1, 2006
  9. mentalguy2004

    elaich Guest

    Xnews. Been using it for years. It's not exactly "hands off" but the
    learning curve isn't steep, and it's highly configurable.
    elaich, Apr 1, 2006
  10. mentalguy2004

    Margolotta Guest

    Hogwasher (It's what I use). Does proper quoting, coloured quoting, yEnc,
    auto-combination of binaries. The only thing it doesn't support is sodding
    Unicode, but I am hoping v5 will fix that.
    Margolotta, Apr 1, 2006
  11. mentalguy2004

    Jimchip Guest

    Try alt.os.linux ...
    Jimchip, Apr 1, 2006
  12. mentalguy2004

    Spuds Guest

    I could never run 40tude more than ten minutes before it went tits-up. Agent
    however, has never crashed on me. Ever.
    Spuds, Apr 1, 2006
  13. mentalguy2004

    Spuds Guest

    Wow, there's a blast from the past. FidoNet anyone?
    Spuds, Apr 1, 2006
  14. mentalguy2004

    Spuds Guest

    Basic HTML rendering is supposed to be in the upcoming Agent 4. AFAIK, it
    will be an optional setting, which is a Good Thing.
    Spuds, Apr 1, 2006
  15. What else? :)
    Blinky the Shark, Apr 1, 2006
  16. I do and am keeper of the froup FAQs for a.o.l.mandrake and
    a.o.l.mandriva; I haven't had the displeasure of of seeing him in there.
    Blinky the Shark, Apr 1, 2006
  17. mentalguy2004

    Mara Guest

    I do not support the idea of HTML in newsgroup posting, period. Usenet etiquette
    say no, too. Even alt.html didn't like HTML posts in usenet. IMHO adding HTML
    capability is just encouraging ignorance. A company who puts appeasing the
    ignorant ahead of observing common sense is a company headed down the toilet.

    But then, what do I know? I block on sight all HTML e-mail, too. :)

    I once had a friend send me two e-mails, as an experiment. Each one only had
    four words: "This is a test." One in plain text, one in HTML. The plain-text
    e-mail was 3k. The HTML was 383k. That told me everything *I* needed to know.
    Plus, it was virtually unreadable here, so now I just block them all.

    "As always, YMMV. But now that I know about Agent 4, I also know there's *no*
    chance of it ever being run on this network."
    Mara, Apr 1, 2006
  18. mentalguy2004

    Mara Guest

    Arguing with Alan Connor is much akin to smacking yourself repeatedly in the
    head with a 16-pound maul, but with much less opportunity for reward.
    Mara, Apr 1, 2006
  19. mentalguy2004

    Trax Guest

    |>Basic HTML rendering is supposed to be in the upcoming Agent 4.

    I really find that hard to believe.
    "They" (Fort'e) have said many times before that Agent will never
    support HTML.
    Trax, Apr 1, 2006
  20. That's a sign that he probably created it with MS Word. Seriously.
    Blinky the Shark, Apr 1, 2006
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