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Re: [tor-talk] General questions about Tor proxy

On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 4:51 PM, Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Mailing lists aren't as user friendly to search old topics.
> It's not a friendly / easy to search as forums with (good) software.

Mailing list function is unrelated to search, provided
the archives are made available. It is the users toolset
that defines search capabilities. Or the separate search
engine provided by the list op.

> Yes, there's an archive.

The entire tor lists are 90MB in 46k msg. They can be
loaded in mbox in 15sec and globally searched for an
unknown string in a minute. That's a slow box.

> Mailing lists (& email) are harder to follow on longer topics - where one
> wants to actually follow the entire thread.

Tools, again.

> On forums or similar layout, it's all laid out on one page

... on one page full of spam, bling, and dead weight.

> In email, even in "conversation view," have to move from one response to

Then it's not a real convo view, it's msg view.

> In forums, the posting format is fixed.

No it isn't, it just happens to be the default, put whatever
the textarea will accept.

> It's much more difficult to quotes & use certain other formatting for the
> plain text mailing list messages (and keep the formatting easy to read).

They just haven't learned discipline of plain text.

> Attachments or images aren't possible in plain text mailing lists (except
> thru links).

Works just fine depending upon your client.

If you want to see an example, freebsd lists and freebsd forum.
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