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From: "Keith Gibbs" <k@pixelheresy.com>
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: Re: [9front] nntp
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2022 10:04:50 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <166B798FA5F1B35E40D7D112B731EDA2@pixelheresy.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3a4850eb-8c88-4b03-9d0a-1b9d82dc7aad@www.fastmail.com>

It's not as much a what as a how.  NNTP is nice since it is
distributed and decentralized.  Since it is open and semi-anonymous,
it has one flaw, spam.

So yeah, many things an ML can do more nicely, but then you have a
single point of failure.

I have played around with NNTP on 9 and it is kind of cool.  I mean,
most of the people still using NNTP are probably using it for warez,
but that does mean if you subscribe to an NNTP service, the cost is
beyond trivial.  Not even using it for files, I subscribe to a decent
basic services for like $30 a year.  Do I get $30 a year of use out of
it, no, not yet, but I would love it if we would have an active group
and a few groups I do follow I enjoy (and ignore the spam).

I am a big advocate for us going back to old standards (finger, irc,
nntp, etc.) for many web services and leaning on newer standards that
are in the open spirit of the original internet (xmpp, gemini, etc.).
Likewise, I think we are really missing opportunities by not looking
for open protocol-based solutions rather than the compulsion of
looking toward single vendor or web.

Anyway, that is my thought.


Quoth David Arroyo <droyo@aqwari.net>:
> What can NNTP do that can't be done with any mailing list?
> David

      reply	other threads:[~2022-04-04  7:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-04-02 21:17 william
2022-04-02 21:43 ` Stanley Lieber
2022-04-03  5:27 ` ~vidak
2022-04-03  9:25   ` Chris Fröschl
2022-04-03  9:56     ` hiro
2022-04-03  9:57     ` hiro
2022-04-03 10:15       ` Steve Simon
2022-04-03 12:53         ` David Leimbach
2022-04-03 14:17         ` Stanley Lieber
2022-04-03 10:35       ` sirjofri
2022-04-03  8:06 ` umbraticus
2022-04-03 16:11 ` David Arroyo
2022-04-04  7:04   ` Keith Gibbs [this message]

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