Following the structure of the tree

By: Dean Kent (dkent.delete@this.realworldtech.com), May 3, 2008 9:06 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
David W. Hess (dwhess@banishedsouls.org) on 5/3/08 wrote:
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>
>I do not know what you are used to using but my NNTP client has better archiving
>and searching then most if not all web based forums that I visit. Certainly it
>has greater availability and much faster UI response.
>
>Unfortunately, NNTP like SMTP suffers from both a lack of authentication and effective
>moderation leading to a poor signal to noise ratio. Web based forums have greater
>flexibility for combating these problems.
>

This is the old 'centralized' vs 'distributed' problem, it seems to me. NNTP is a distributed solution, so archiving and searching is local, but is not so good with security and control. Forums are centralized, so they have better security and control but are worse for retrieval and searching.

One reason mainframes won't go away any time soon is that there are some very good reasons for having both - you just have to determine the best place for the application. One size does not fit all!

Regards,
Dean


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