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Re: reading the cfd-online-forum with Gnus


From: Fabian Braennstroem
Subject: Re: reading the cfd-online-forum with Gnus
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:39:24 -0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110001 (No Gnus v0.1) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Hallo,

Xavier Maillard <address@hidden> writes:

> On  8 jun 2004, Svend Tollak Munkejord wrote:
>
>> Today, Fabian Braennstroem <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 
>> > Svend Tollak Munkejord <address@hidden> writes:
>> > 
>> > > On 2004-06-06, Fabian Braennstroem <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > > 
>> > > > I want to read the cfd-online discussion forum
>> > > > (http://www.cfd-online.com/Forum/main.cgi) with Gnus.
>> > > 
>> > > Oh yes, please. The web interface is a drag. 
>> > > 
>> > > I wrote to them about it a couple of years ago, and this is what
>> > > they replied:
>> > > 
>> > > > The CFD Online discussion forums are only accessible through the
>> > > > web I'm  afraid. Have you  tested the different  display options
>> > > > that are available? There  are 14 different listing styles which
>> > > > you can choose from. To  change style click on "Set Preferences"
>> > > > and select  the style  you want to  test. Your settings  will be
>> > > > rememberd next time you return (if you have cookies enabled).
>> > > 
>> > > > -\
>> > 
>> > For what did you ask for? Changing it to a Mailinglist?
>> 
>> No, I wasn't quite that radical :-)
>> 
>> I asked if it was possible to access the CFD Online discussion forums
>> through a newsgroup or mailing list interface, and that I would like
>> to follow the discussions, but that I found the web interface
>> prohibitively awkward compared to that of a proper newsreader.
>
> I agree, I tried to go and  see that website and wow, that's horrible if
> you are not used to this design.
>
> I pretty sure,  you can ask the  website manager to offer a  RSS feed to
> their readers... And  then, you will be able to visit  it through a cool
> neat Gnus session ;)

I don't know to much about RSS feeds, but somehow I have to sell him the idea
to offer RSS feeds for the readers. So what advantages does the website manager
have when he offers a RSS feed? Is it just that Gnus-Reader can take a nice
look at his page? Is it hard and time consuming to implement?

Greetings!

-- 
Fabian Braennstroem
Berlin / Duesseldorf


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