[R] Newsgroup - another try?
kjetilh at umsanet.edu.bo
Tue Sep 4 15:23:30 CEST 2001
One reason not to convert the r-help mailing list into a newsgroup:
Newsgroups are not accesible in all countries.
Pesl Thomas wrote:
> 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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