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Re: [Ranger-users] ranger: how-tos or cheat-sheet

From: Michishige Kaito
Subject: Re: [Ranger-users] ranger: how-tos or cheat-sheet
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:15:19 +0000

I agree with you. Also, you can choose your interface with mailing lists. I use 
mutt too, and it's great, but if you don't like it you can just use something 

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"Roman Z." <address@hidden> wrote:

>On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 01:10:02PM +0100, Miodrag Milic wrote:
>> >I thought that's what the mailing list is for :)?
>> What I miss is better organisation. I am unhappy with stuff like:
>> http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/ranger-users/2013-02/threads.html
>> Compared to what forum can provide that is ridiculous.
>> New google groups is exactly like that: the old one was more similar to
>> above, the newer is more like forum.
>I can see that mailing lists are "different" and unintuitive if you are
>used to forums, but I don't share your opinion that forums are
>unconditionally better.  Mailing lists are more comfortable, can be
>easily interfaced with from the console, you don't waste as much time on
>meaningless discussions as on forums, the signal/noise ratio is higher.
>You can read and reply offline, postponing the sending of mails until
>you have a connection again.  And most importantly, nobody talks about
>what shoes they are wearing today.
>But we did make a mistake IMO with the "1.6.0 on the horizon"-thread, we
>should have changed the subject line when we branched off into different
>> I am unhappy with stuff like:
>> http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/ranger-users/2013-02/threads.html
>The archive front-end is not pretty, nor very comfortable.  But that's
>why you shouldn't use it, IMO, except for linking or for searching in
>threads that you don't have locally.  And the search function of the
>front-end is excellent.
>> I searched for mail list front-ends that provide such interface without any
>> luck.
>I recommend mutt.  It has many similarities with vim and ranger as well.
>For receiving, sorting and filtering mails I use getmail and procmail.
>> When you see stuff like this
>> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=93025
>> with 61 pages, you know that you need separate forum.
>That thread is a horrible mess, I agree.  I wish they came here instead,
>but I can't force them to.  For now, I removed the link to the thread
>from ranger's website, let's see what happens.

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