Most of you reading this post will see it through the support forums
In fact, it's a web interface to the underlying newsgroup server (this
link won't work unless you have a NNTP news reader):
I've been using this newsgroup to support HTML-Kit since the very early
days, certainly since there's been more than a few hundred users to
support. Unfortunately, support newsgroups have been in the decline for
a long time. It doesn't help that newsgroups require another piece of
software in addition to the browser when a browser may be the only
convenient option on a phone, a tablet and increasing even on a computer.
This is a long winded way of saying that, over the next few months, the
primary method of support will switch from newsgroup-first to
browser-first. I know that many early friends of HTML-Kit use newsgroup
readers and I still prefer it myself.
Newsgroups aren't going away! What's changing is that support forums
section on HTML-Kit website will be served by new forum software, most
Today, when you post a message on the HTML-Kit web forum, it gets posted
on HTML-Kit newsgroup through a custom bridge so that anyone using a
news reader would also see it, and vice versa. Discourse doesn't have a
newsgroup bridge like this at the moment.
So why not keep the current software that bridges the news server and
the web interface? Well, the custom web interface is way too limited,
specially compared to dedicated forum software like Discourse. By the
way, Discourse is fantastic. Check out their site if you haven't run
across it. And there's so much I want to do with HTML-Kit itself that I
need to focus on that first.
If you haven't guessed by now, I have a soft spot for newsgroups and
I've dragged my feet doing this. But I think this will make it easier
for more people to browse the forums. To repeat, HTML-Kit newsgroups
will still be here and I'll still be on it for anyone wanting to geek
out with me :)
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