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A – PRESENTATION
- What is Usenet ?
- What is Nemo ?
- Nemo is a web application that can read and write articles on newsgroups, in the interface of a browser. The list of available newsgroups is displayed in the left frame of the browser window.
- Articles written and consulted with Nemo can display various types of contents, such as images, PDF files, mathematical or chemical formulas, music scrolls, chess games, Google Maps, program code, audio files, videos, formatted tables, drawings.
However, when the articles with these contents are passed on to the text-only Usenet hierarchies, their formatting is changed or deleted to comply with plain text mode. For example, images are replaced by a link to their location on the server, while the text styles are removed.
- It is also possible to attach various types of files to an article, such as word processor documents, spreadsheets, compressed ZIP files and other.
Follow this link for full description : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
B – REGISTRATION AND AUTHENTIFICATION
- How do I access the Nemo network ?
- When I want to write an article, my name and email address are not recorded in the header.
To access the newsgroups available on a Nemo server, you need to login. If you do not have your login information (email address and password), you need to register on the home page with a valid email address where you will receive a confirmation message.
Otherwise, complete the fields Enter your email and Enter your password in the Authentication frame and then click the Go button.
Before publishing a New topic or Reply to an article, you must click on the Preferences button and customize your Server settings. Refer to section C – PREFERENCES AND NEMO CONFIGURATION
C – PREFERENCES AND NEMO CONFIGURATION
- My email address is already registered. What is the use of the fields "From name", "From email" and "Reply-to email" ?
- Field From name: Enter your name or nickname that will appear in the Author column of the articles list and in the From field of the article header.
- Field From email: Enter your valid email address or a fictitious address that will be displayed in brackets <...> after your name / nickname in the From field of the article header. If you enter a fictitious address, do not forget to add .invalid at the end.
- Field Reply-to email: Enter your valid email address that will be displayed in the Reply-to field of the article header. Clicking this email address will open the default email software of the user and allow him to send you a personal message.
- Does the field "Signature" allow me to have my own signature ? What are the limits in number of characters or lines ?
- Why should I "Generate a new key" in my preferences ?
- What does it mean "Confirm before sending an article" ?
- What does it mean "Edit article in a pop-up window" ?
- As a pop-in i.e. a window inserted in the Nemo interface. The window remains in the foreground, whatever the cursor position.
- As a pop-up, i.e. a new browser window. This window moves to the background when the cursor selects an item in the Nemo interface.
- Does the "Maximum number of articles to load" apply to the entire server or to each newsgroup ?
- What is the function of "Select skin" ?
- How to use the "Black list" ?
- What does "Clear local storage" ?
This information is independent of the email address where your password has been sent.
You can set a custom signature. However, to comply with current practices, limit this signature to 4 lines of less than 80 characters.
Reply to come …
This confirmation option can save the day, in case of an accidental click on the Send button, while writing your article is not over yet.
The window to Edit an article, can be displayed in two forms :
The maximum number of articles to be loaded is set by the position of the cursor on the horizontal ruler. This value applies to all Nemo display modes. When you select a hierarchy (e.g. comp.*) or a sub-hierarchy (e.g. comp.sys.*) or a newsgroup (e.g. comp.sys.apple2), Nemo will always load the maximum number of articles defined by this option.
In order not to unnecessarily increase the load time of articles, it is recommended to leave this option to its default value. In case of real need, it is always possible to load an additional set of articles with the selection Display more articles from the context menu.
It’s a gadget to illustrate the possibilities for customizing the Nemo interface. The options in the drop down list are examples of what a user can do in a local version of Nemo. The implementation of this customization requires a good knowledge of W3C standards for HTML5 and CSS3.
This option creates a list of authors you do not want to display their articles.
To add an author in the list, select an article, click on it to display the context menu and validate the option Blacklist this author .
To remove an author from this list, simply delete the line that shows his name (or nickname) and his visible email address.
The localStorage is an internal area of your browser where your personal parameters are stored : name or nickname, visible email address, the key that generates an imprint on your articles to authenticate deletions or subsequent modifications, your preference for Edit article in a pop-up window, the marking of articles read, your black list, the option Confirm before sending an article, the option Draft, your list of Personal favorites and your Signature.
The Clear local storage button should only be used if your browser shows persistent malfunction.
D – ACCESS TO NEWSGROUPS
- How do I use the field "Search for groups" ?
- How do I select the newsgroups that I want to visit ?
- Either click the + plus sign to the left of comp.*, to add the hierarchy under your Personal Favorites.
- Or start browsing the sub-hierarchies and/or newsgroups and click the + plus sign to add the ones you want in your Personal Favorites.
- Is it possible to change the display order of my favorites ?
- What is the meaning of the colors in the newsgroups names ?
- What are the different options and their features for viewing articles ?
- Is it possible to post a reply to an article in all display modes ?
- I read an article and it was marked as read. How to mark it as unread for a later reply ?
This field allows you to search for a newsgroup by keyword. For example, if you enter the keyword history, a list of sub-hierarchies and newsgroups containing this keyword will be displayed in the lower part of the left frame.
You can start by inserting a hierarchy under Personal Favorites, for example comp.*. First click the button Display hierarchies. In the list that appears, select comp.*. The lower part of the left pane displays the first level newsgroups and the available sub-hierarchies. At this point and if this hierarchy is not already stored under Personal Favorites, you have two options :
If you have opted for the first method, you can always add newsgroups or sub-hierarchies in your Personal favorites, from the list displayed in the lower left pane.
To remove a newsgroup, a sub-hierarchy or a hierarchy from your Personal Favorites, just select them and click the – minus sign to the left of the selection .
To change the display order of your favorites, position the cursor over the hierarchy, the sub-hierarchy or the newsgroup to move, hold the left mouse button on the selection and drag it to the desired location.
Green : The newsgroup is open for reading and writing.
Orange : As above, but your article will be published after approval by a moderator.
Red : The group is read-only. You cannot publish an article.
Select the article and open the context menu with a left-click. In this menu, select option :
article(s) : mark as unread .
E – BUTTONS, ICONS AND OPTIONS OF THE INTERFACE
- Clickable options in the "History" frame.
- Articles sent : Displays the chronological list of articles published with your identity on a given Nemo server .
- Replies received : Displays the chronological list of articles published in reply to your identity on a given Nemo server.
- Draft : Displays the Edit window of your last article being written and not yet sent. This feature allows you to recover the draft of an article whose window was closed by mistake prior to sending.
- Button "Display hierarchies".
- The buttons in the top menu bar.
- The buttons in the article header.
- The options in the article header.
- The context menu in the list of articles
These options work on left-click.
Refer to item D-2 of the FAQ.
New subject Opens a new thread. In the Edit window, you must fill in the fields Subject, Newsgroups and, where appropriate, Follow-up To.
Search Feature currently under development.
Preferences Refer to chapter C – PREFERENCES AND NEMO CONFIGURATION of this FAQ.
FAQ Displays the online FAQ in a pop-in window.
Home Returns to the home page of the server.
Display source Displays a panel with full details of the source of the selected article.
Hide source Closes the source panel.
Reply Opens the Edit window for a reply to the selected article. The reply shows the full quotation of this article.
Supersede This button will only be displayed for the articles you have authored. Clicking this button will open the Edit window with the contents of your original article you can edit. Publishing the amended article will suppress the original article.
Cancel : This button will only be displayed for the articles you have authored. Clicking this button will remove the selected article from the server.
: This button allows each reader to add a "Like" to the score displayed to the right of the button.
F – WRITING AN ARTICLE
- Why are the quotation bars displayed as quotation marks in the reply ?
- Do I have the right to change the "Subject" of an article ?
- May I add one or more destination newsgroups ?
- What is a "Newsgroup for follow up" ?
- What is the use of the field "Enter an email address" ?
- What is the use of the buttons "img" and subsequent ?
This conversion to the format typically used in conventional newsreaders is necessary to allow you to structure the quotes at your convenience and also to correct any irregularities in the quotations.
A WYSIWYG version of the Edit window is under development.
It is not a matter of right but of practices and proper information of your readers. If you feel that a new Subject is more suitable for your reply, it is usual to recall the old Subject like this: My new sublect … (Was Re: Old subject of the discussion …).
You can crosspost your article on up to three newsgroups. However, beyond two newsgroups, you must enter a Newsgroup for follow-up in the Follow-up to field. For more information on crossposting, refer to : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting.
If an article is published in more than one newsgroup, it is recommended to add in the Follow up to field, the newsgroup to which answers to your article will be directed and where the discussion will continue. For more information on follow up to, refer to : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting.
This feature is under development.
It will send a copy of the article to the email address of one or more recipients.
Take the time to read the tooltips that are displayed when you hover over the buttons with the cursor. The common feature of these buttons is to insert tags in the text. Using these tags, the application interprets the content which they frame.
Th function of the buttons b i u
s is pretty obvious. Be sure to select the text you want to format, before clicking the appropriate button.
The button a converts a selected URL into a clickable link. The Edit window will display the text [a]http://www.nemoweb.net/[/a], which will be converted to in your article. Do not use this formatting to create a clickable link to an article posted on Usenet. The syntax to create such a link is <news:Jid>, where Jid is the reference of the article in its source which you can display with the button Display source.
img Allows you to insert an image into your article. This picture may be a copy of a file recorded on your local hard disk or a link to an image available on the web.
file Copies a local file to the server and inserts a link in the article which will give the reader the possibility to download this file.
pdf Displays a PDF document in the article. This document may be a copy of a file recorded on your local hard disk or a link to a document available on the web.
spoil Allows to "hide" the selected text in your article. The selected text is ROT 13 ciphered in the Edit window. For an explanation of ROT 13 refer to : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROT13. To see this text, the reader will have click the button View in the article.
tex Allows you to insert scientific formulas in the article, using LaTeX markup language.
code Displays formatted lines of code in the article.
cite Inserts the quoted text in the article, within a frame.
signature Adds the custom signature as defined in Preferences > Server settings (see item C-2 of the FAQ).
Additional options are available in the drop down list .
abc : Displays the representation of a musical score in ABC notation. Refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABC_notation.
map : Displays a Google Map in the article. Voir http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Maps. The tags must contain the latitude and longitude, in decimal notation, of the point on which the map will center. Example : [map]48.846075,2.2976[/map].
audio : Displays the image of the audio player of your browser. Example for Firefox : The tags must contain the name of an audio file or a link to an audio source on the web. Be careful, all browsers do not support the various audio file formats.
Examples : [audio]evillough.ogg[/audio] or [audio]http://listen.radionomy.com/c-touvere[/audio].
youtube : Inserts a YouTube video in the article. The tags must contain the reference of the video obtained from its URL. For example, for the video available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RYBln_Jnas, you must extract the part after watch?v=, i.e. 1RYBln_Jnas, and insert it between the tags like this : [youtube]1RYBln_Jnas[/youtube].
dailymotion : Inserts a Dailymotion video in the article. The tags must contain the reference of the video obtained from its URL. For example, for the video available at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21yf0w_balotelli-fait-encore-le-buzz-mais-aussi-de-la-promo_sport, you must extract the part after video/, i.e. x21yf0w, and insert it between the tags like this : [dailymotion]x21yf0w[/dailymotion].
The tags table td and tr allow to build a table with the same rules as for the equivalent HTML tags.
G – TECHNICAL ISSUES
- I restarted my computer after a software update and all my customizations are gone. All articles marked as read are back as unread.
- I inserted a PDF document in my article and I do not see it in the "View" tab.
The marking of articles as read / unread in Nemo, is stored in the localStorage of your browser. If you have set the private browsing mode, closing the browser deletes the contents of this storage area.
A study is underway to save all personal settings of the user either in a local file or on the Nemo server.
The solution depends on the type of browser you are using.
Chrome : enter about:plugins in the navigation bar and display the corresponding page. Find the line Chrome PDF Viewer and check that the plugin is activated.
Chromium (with Linux) : Check if you have mozplugger in the packages of your distribution. If it is not available, download it from here : http://mozplugger.mozdev.org/. After installing the package and the first time you open an article containing a PDF document in Nemo, a dialog box should appear asking if you want to see PDF files on this site. Confirm your agreement for the Nemo server.
Firefox : Open the menu Tools => Options => Applications. In the left list select Portable Document Format (PDF). In the dropdown list to the right, select View in Firefox => OK.
Internet Explorer : The display of PDF documents depends on several criteria (browser version, version of the ActiveX, security settings in Internet options and others). If you want to spare yourself a tedious research which may fail to solve the problem, there is a simple solution : install Firefox from here https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox and make it your default browser. Firefox is free and available for all platforms.