As we are still waiting on the general newgroups data import, I would now and then like to link to threads from the SQL Anywhere newsgroups.
What is the preferred way to do so? - It doesn't seem too easy:
I should add that I usually need my NNTP client's "sent messages" folder to find the threads I had taken part in at all ... even Thunderbird's search facility usually don't lists those entries I'm looking for if I can't remember the subject exactly (and I usually can't).
FWIW, as the NNTP newsgroups are announced to be EOL'ed on March 28, 2013, the complete contents is said to be archived in a web-accessable form here for all SQL Anywhere Forums.
Therefore, it seems to be quite easy to link to these sites, say, to this sample thread I once added:
Aside: I'm not yet sure whether searching within these archivs works better than with NNTP itself - IMHO, that was always a PITA, even with Thunderbird...
A Google Groups link is generally the 'easiest' to create, assuming the content you're interested in has been picked up by Google.
I typically have a bookmarked link to the Sybase HTML version of the Newsgroups, and I usually scan/copy the URL from there. (And yes, I also agree that the pages themselves can be difficult to navigate...)
answered 12 Dec '11, 13:26