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Re: newsgroup

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  • Subject: [mg1070] Re: [mg994] newsgroup
  • From: Allan Hayes <hay%haystack at>
  • Date: Fri, 12 May 1995 17:00:58 -0400

Richard Mercer  <richard at> writes

> Well, the newsgroup seems to have been a smashing success;  
traffic > has increased dramatically. Congratulations and thanks to  
Steve for > this service!
> However for those of us still using the mailing list there is the 
> disadvantage  that our postings now take up to a week to be posted, 
> making it difficult to  participate in any discussions.
>  ...............................................
>  ...............................................
> I would consider switching from the mailing list to the newsgroup 
> if it weren't for the fact that the Mail facility on my NeXT is a 
> coupleorders of magnitude more convenient to use than news.
> Any suggestions on how to more effectively use news would be
> appreciated. (NeXTstep 3.0 on a  NeXTstation turbo color. I've
> tried NewsGrazer; it has never worked.)

I certainly think that Steve is doing a valuable job very well -- thanks.

I too am very happy with using email on my NeXTstation turbo color  
(NEXTSTEP 3.3 improves on 3.0), apart from delays. I have not tried  
using a newsgroup so far but I am wondering about trying Eloquent on  
the NeXT, it seems to combine email and newsgroup facilities. A  
demo copy is available from

I should be grateful for information from anyone with experience of  
using it.

Allan Hayes
hay at

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