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Newsgroup versus mailing list (was Re: Gap4)

Andy Law Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk
Fri Feb 19 05:20:06 EST 1999


In article <7ajcub$h6a$1 at pegasus.csx.cam.ac.uk>, jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
(James Bonfield) wrote:

> 
> A mailing list, with a WWW interface to it, may be a less spamable solution.
> Indeed if it was WWW only then that would make it almost automated-spam
> free, however a proper mailing list is probably preferable.
> 
> Everyones comments are welcome on how we should proceed with a new
> list. Is having this newsgroup good enough? We would ideally like our
> users to help each other as much as possible (it leaves more time for
> ourselves!), and to have discussions which may lead to software
> improvements.


My vote is to leave it as a newsgroup. I find newsgroups much easier to
navigate (since Newsreaders have threading virtually as standard) and you
get the added benefit of getting all your messages archived at Dejanews
for free.

I know mail readers are available that will do filtering and threading,
but we don't have them here and they are far less widespread than decent
newreaders.

-- 
Andy Law
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(Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk)
(Big Nose in Edinburgh)



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