And be quick on the "mark read" button.
Before reading anything, I scroll through the message list and
Alt-click to select everything I don't care to read. Then I "Mark read"
those selected articles, so that they'll be skipped as I read the
My personal path to wRECk tranquility involves almost never joining a
thread in progress. If it's got a Re: in front of it, I probably skip
it. If it's a new thread, I'll check the subject line, but also
probably skip it if it's not within my area of interest. That means
reading a couple of dozen messages a day, instead of hundreds.
I read probably 80% of JOAT's links, almost all of Tom Watson's
stories, and almost none of BAD's posts.
Sure. Get a shell account from an ISP such as Panix.com ($10/mo,
includes web space, email account, news group access, other stuff) or
evne a free shell account easily found using Google and get a text mode
newsreader such as slrn (what I use), tin, or gnus. Newsreading speed
like you've never known before ;) Just a bit less pretty.
I know more than enough *nix to do some very destructive things,
and not nearly enough to do very many useful things.
On 10-Jun-2004, firstname.lastname@example.org (JFCBAS) wrote:
That's probably the best way to read this group. With so many off-topic
posts, marking all messages read and moving on means you won't miss
- who's got more folks killfiled in this ng than all others combined.
Can we create "alt.wooddorkers.with.nothing.to.do" for all these OT posts?
>With IE and Google, I can never tell what I've looked at and
Got Outlook or OE preinstalled ? I use OE and can select exactly what yer
1. Each time, shows NEW msgs only (cause I selected "hide READ msgs" in
OE). These are the NEW ones since I last checked the NG. The old ones are
2. Also selected "mark all (current) msgs read" so once I shut down a NG,
theyre "Read". Theyre all still there IF I want to go up and click "show
ALL msgs". I know a lot of folks dislike OE but it suits me fine
Well along with several dozen other things you can post a long link without it
Like this one:
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