Re: The text editor "discussions"

Lars Enderin <>
Sat, 01 Dec 2007 19:13:48 GMT
Daniel Pitts skrev:

Owen Jacobson wrote:

On 2007-11-30 20:59:45 -0800, "Andrew Thompson" <u32984@uwe> said:

Joe Attardi wrote:

2. The newsreader I picked is evidently smarter than I am, as it's
killfiled that thread with no input from me.

That is both clever and worrying. I would prefer to expend
a little effort plonking threads (perhaps according to criteria,
such as who started the thread) than to have some unknown
other persons/processes deciding that for me.

It turns out it's merely buggy; turning off threaded view brought back
the complete thread. A bug has been filed.

It *does* seem to have figured out that the ongoing crapflood in is not worthy of my attention, though;
neither threaded nor non-threaded view shows posts from it until I
turn "hide read posts" off.

That is pretty interesting. What newsreader are you using?

I suspect it is the "User-Agent:" shown here..


it is. It's... adequate. The killfile sucks for anything other than
plonk-by-author or plonk-by-crossposts, and I haven't figured out if,
never mind how, it can show the full headers on articles. On the
other hand, it gets line wrapping and quoting Right and the built-in
editor doesn't make me reach for TextMate or emacs immediately, and
the support for media groups is great.

Anyone have a better suggestion for an OS X newsreader? slrn and trn
suggestions met with gales of laughter. :)


Hmm, anybody know hot to add a killfile to Thunderbird?

You can set up Filter rules under Tools.
You can also create filter rules via right-clicking the From address.

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