[R] Newsgroup - another try?
krcabrer at perseus.unalmed.edu.co
Tue Sep 4 16:08:04 CEST 2001
kjetil halvorsen wrote:
> One reason not to convert the r-help mailing list into a newsgroup:
> Newsgroups are not accesible in all countries.
> Kjetil Halvorsen
Thank you Kjetil, I agree with you.
My internet server do not have a newsgroup systems.
So, please do not convert R help list in a newsgroup.
> 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
> > newsgroup?
> > 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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