[R] Newsgroup - another try?

Pesl Thomas thomas.pesl at arcs.ac.at
Tue Sep 4 10:44:05 CEST 2001

As nobody seems to answer my request, I simply post it again.
Is there any reason why the r-help-mailinglist should not be converted to a

These were the advantages of a newsgroup I mentioned earlier:
-) you can easily search the archives
-) the discussion is faster (I experience that the R-mailinglist has a lag
of about 1 to 2 hours (not for everyone!!!). When I ask a question, I get
sometimes a rather quick response by direct mail, but I recieve my own
question and the answers about 1 to 2 hours later). Hence it is not possible
for all to participate in a discussion.
-) a newsgroup allows you to order the messages in threads, so you can
easily follow the discussion.

Now I find that my lag is increasing (up to 4 hours). I do not believe that
there would be any sense for me in replying on a question, when there have
already replied some other people (what I do not know at that time). But
maybe it would make because nobody has replied yet. How should I know?

Thomas Pesl
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