AW: [R] Newsgroup - another try?

Pesl Thomas thomas.pesl at
Tue Sep 4 11:32:01 CEST 2001

| I can think of two disadvantages of a newsgroup
| 1) Access
| Everyone with an email address can sub_scribe to the R mailing lists.
| However, not everyone has a news feed. I don't.

Everyone who has access to the internet can also have a news-account. There
are a lot of good free news-servers (most of the time hosted by
universities), and on the client-site you can often use your mail-program
(e.g. OE) if you do not want to buy a program.

| 2) Control
| Moving to a news group means giving up control over the list.
| For example, Martin Maechler has put excellent spam filters in place
| and we certainly wouldn't have those any more.
AFAIK newsgroups can be moderated, too. That should mean, that it is
possible to apply the same filters.
I am subscribed to different newsgroups and none of these have any problem
with spam.

By the way: At this point I have not recieved my own question.


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