HTML-Kit newsgroups are moving

Posted by HTML-Kit Support January 19, 2012

If you've been using HTML-Kit since the early days and if you've posted questions, chances are, you've visited HTML-Kit newsgroups.

In short:

  • If you're using your web browser to read and post messages on HTML-Kit support forums, the forums interface has changed but you don't have to change anything.
  • If you're using a NNTP newsreader to read and post messages to HTML-Kit newsgroups, the newsgroup names have changed to and htmlkit.editor.292. Also please make sure that you're using as the NNTP news server name. All other server names will stop working in the next 30 days.

And if you want the long version...

HTML-Kit newsgroups are where new releases are announced first. It's where discussion, and occasionally arguments, happen over new features and the direction of HTML-Kit. If you've been reading it long enough, I think you'd agree that it's one of the nicest newsgroups around. That's of course because of the friendly folks who answer questions and help out new comers.

Newsgroups require a separate program, generally outside of the browser, to read and post messages. As more and more services moved into the browser itself, including email, the popularity of newsgroups have declined as a way of getting help. Most websites, virtually all popular sites in fact, now use web-based forums for tech support instead of newsgroups. Again, the primary advantage is that anyone can access these forums through a regular browser without having to install special software.

In order to make HTML-Kit support easily accessible to everyone, HTML-Kit newsgroups have been accessible through a secondary web-browser based interface specially designed for this purpose. Unfortunately though, this in-house developed interface had not kept up with rest of the site.

Having said all that, I know that a lot of you still prefer to read HTML-Kit happenings through its newsgroups. So do I. And the newsgroups are staying.

To simplify things a bit though, and as a part of modernizing the web-based interface, the names of newsgroups have been changed (please see above for details).

If you've been using the web-based interface to view HTML-Kit support forums, you can keep reading the forums through the browser as usual.

See you on the forums.

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