[R] Newsgroup - another try?

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 4 17:30:25 CEST 2001

On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
> >    Some lists solve this by a
> >    bidirectional mail-to-news gateway, but it is not without problems.
> I haven't seen any problems with a bidirectional mail<->news gateway. It
> seems unproblematic to me... What are the problems?

The problems are greatest when adding a mail gateway to a newsgroup rather
than the other way around. Many email clients don't preserve the necessary
information for proper threading.  If you look at eg sci.stat.consult,
which is gatewayed, it is less well threaded than the R-help archives. The
other, less relevant, problem is that you can't crosspost with email,
only multipost.


Thomas Lumley			Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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