Post by Evgenii Sputnik
It's newsreader in cloud.
Just on their website.
Probably like Google Groups.
Even if you permit on-domain scripts to execute, narkive.com is useless
unless you also permit off-domain scripts to execute (from nkve.net).
narkive.com's registrant is in Italy. nkve.net's registrant is in
France. narkive.com = 188.8.131.52 whose geolocation is Haarlem,
Netherlands (and looks to be webhosted at LeaseWeb, Amsterdam).
nkve.net has no DNS record (IP lookup fails). That server can't be
found; however, s.nkve.net host can be found which has 8 IP addresses
for hosting at cloudfront.net (Seattle, WA USA). If you don't permit
OFF-domain scripts to execute (that is, you allows scripts from the
domain that delivered the web page but not elsewhere) then narkive.com
When I search on "news.software.readers", I get a list of articles that
are 8-9 years old. Only 1 page's worth of listings (the oldest 50
articles) are shown. Then I notice in light gray (low contrast):
Searching for "news.software.readers" on every newsgroup in English
So it didn't take me to that newsgroup. It's looking for articles that
contain that string within them while listing the oldest first from 9
years ago. There is no Sort Order button so I can see the latest
(newest) ones first. If I change the search criteria to show articles
within the last 1 year, there are no results found.
The down-arrow only shows what it deems are the most popular newsgroups
(by what criteria is unknown). So there is no means of selecting a
particular newsgroup to read just the articles there.
So far, this archive sucks.
Maybe I have to login to get more usability features. Obviously I'm not
trusting this site with my real e-mail address so I use an alias. You
have to divulge a valid e-mail address to login because you have to get
their verification e-mail. No e-mail after 15 minutes. Resent their
verification e-mail. No e-mail after another 15 minutes. Nope, not an
issue with spam filter (the alias logs its usage and it didn't get
used). Despite claiming they would send a verification e-mail in which
I had to click a link to validate my account to login, they already
logged me in. Nope, no additional functionality.
The only way to pick a newsgroup is if it happened to be one of the
"popular" ones in the drop-down list. A thread is flat viewed. There
is no indentation to see who said what to whom as with Google Groups,
especially in the old view format for Google Groups. This is typical of
what you see in forums that leech from Usenet using an HTTP-to-NNTP
gateway: no thread hierarchy to see subthreading.
So far, this archive still sucks.
So, just what is so great about narkive over Google Groups? Qualify
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