[Coco] CoCo Forums Was something else.
jimcox at miba51.com
Wed Mar 23 16:32:28 EST 2005
Knowing both Charlie and Manny, I believe that they may
have been talking about the CoCo Forums on CoCo3.com which
is way better than Google IMHO Roger has done a great
BTW, the chat section there is also a great resource for
"oldbies" like me who are trying to get back in the CoCo
scene. Rodney, Bob D, Bob E, Charlie, Manny, Roy, etc
have been very helpful. I'm hoping to have more chats
with them as I dive into NitrOS-9. Some may find it a
little slow, but it works for me.
On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 12:18:24 EST
KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 3/21/05 11:58:27 PM Eastern Standard
> chazbeenhad at hotmail.com writes:
>>Manny, I wish coco fans would learn to use FORUMS.
>>Nice web interfaces, organized and pretty.
>>But what do I know :-)
> Nice looking, SLOW, clunky, error-prone Web interfaces.
> With lots of ads in the sidebars loaded along with the
>content, in order to
> make it even slower.
> Mailing lists, with their pure ASCII, are much more
>efficient in use of
> computer resources, as well as human resources (as in:
> I know how clunky Web-based discussions systems are from
> Netnews interface (more below), and some music forums.
> And why have I tried Google's new reader? Because AOL
>shut down its Netnews
> newsgroup service. In fact, I read some posts on Gogle
>to the effect that
> Netnews is dying off -- fewer and fewer sites want to
>support it, since no
> money can be made off it. I really miss newsgroups --
>been using them since the
> early '80s -- but there seemed to be fewer and fewer
>worthwhile posts on the
> ones I was following anyway. And yes, the spammers have
> With newsgroups dying, this bit.listserv stuff sounds
>like a place to
> migrate away from, not to. Dennis' list works just fine
>for me, just like the old
> Princeton reflector. If he needs funds to keep it up,
>we will pay for it.
> But I don't think anything we could do will keep
>newsgroups alive much longer.
> --Mike K.
> Coco mailing list
> Coco at maltedmedia.com
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