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Re: The first comment is...

On Sun, 9 Aug 1998, Christopher Blizzard wrote:

> The approved by has been added.  That makes a lot of sense.  I don't
> know how to handle comments though.  Many people will alter the content
> of the actual description field to add their comments.  Can we talk
> about this a little more?

I think comments outside of the description field make sense. There's a
specific type of comments I would not want to appear in the description

> News servers do have a nice property; They are very good at figuring out
> what articles they have in comparison with what other news servers have
> and just transferring the ones that they need.  We can probably come up
> with another scheme with a web based scheme.  I may be a bit late to
> this discussion.  Can someone outline what the points are of NNTP/news
> that make it the transport mechanism of choice?

I'm not really happy with the NNTP solution either. I still think it's
somewhat overkill for our purpose and requires additional resources at
every site I for one am hardly able to provide (freshmeat's running on a
P166/64 with a constant load between 2.00 and 3.00).

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