My biggest problem with slrn has always been finding an available news server. I tried five times to get one that was alive and working, before finally coming up with this:
I don’t know much about aioe.org, and I can only hope it’s not in poor taste. It seems to be well rounded and the home page doesn’t look unprofessional. I think I’m in the clear.
Once slrn is set up, and I admit I needed the help of this page to do that, everything was … more or less easy-peasy. slrn has a nice split-screen arrangement while you’re looking through the news, and the colors are not only easy to read but make sense too.
Ordinarily I don’t have much use for newsreaders but I do like this arrangement, and now that it’s set up and working, I’m afraid to remove it. 😯
So we’ll see how long it lasts for me. I think if I find some interesting hangouts and can learn to use this fairly quickly, it might become a regular occurence for me. 😀
I’ve been using aioe.org for years; I’d guess around 10 by now, and I know people who’ve been on it longer than that. So definitely not a suspect operation, and it’s a great service.
Off topic but you could check out gmane.org or gwene.org for news (nntp servers). aioe.org should be okay, in any case.
On topic: I used to use slrn all the time. I thought it was an excellent news reader. These days I use gnus in Emacs for news and email.
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