I’ve been using the newsgroups of rhino and rhino.plug-ins for over a year. Unfortunately, I could not use them from a newsgroup client due corporate policy not supporting NNTP traffic over the firewall, so I had to resort to the web interface.
For me, moving the discussion platform to Discourse is a significant improvement because now I can
- Quickly move to relevant categories instead of having to read multiple newsgroups
- Search items (my #1 gripe with the web interface)
- Feel like I am in the 21st century (really: NNTP is not user friendly, esp. not from the web interface)
Therefore: my complements to the guys at McNeel, I know you’re getting a lot of flak about the Discourse platform but at least for me, and I suppose all others who were using the web interface, this is a huge improvement!