As an addition to Justin's question about nested conversations, a recent thread in the replication newsgroup showed me two advantages of NNTP that I'm somewhat missing in SQLA:
Are you missing those abilities here, too, or are there better workarounds/solutions in SQLA?
(Sidenote: Sorry for summing up two points - they just seem related...)
I'll tell you what I don't miss: I don't miss having to scroll through hundreds of lines of copied text to get to the reply at the bottom because some people think bottom posting is a good idea. I don't miss responses growing and growing and growing in size because text is automatically copied and folks don't delete it. I don't miss having to delete the copied text when writing a response.
If for some reason there is a need to quote the original text, there are ways; e.g., paste and blockquote:
IMO I would rather have to work at quoting than have it automatic and then have to work at deleting... on NNTP, I am always deleting useless text that folks have already seen, very rarely quoting anything. I switch back and forth every day, NNTP to SQLA, and I don't miss any part of NNTP...
...well, that's not true; I miss the fact that more people are still using the newsgroups.
answered 28 Apr '10, 10:40