This article is from the Board games FAQ, by Alec Habig firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Threaded news readers are news readers which track down all articles
that are part of the same discussion, making it easier to a) follow the
logical flow of conversation; and b) kill a whole topic ("thread") which
does not interest you. Try to use and understand one, it makes life
much easier! An example of this kind of software is "trn" - see your
man pages for more info. Anyone who wants to write a blurb for this
space describing these suckers please do so - I (the FAQ maintainer)
don't have time at the moment.