ernesto at ipimar.pt
Thu Apr 11 12:11:45 CEST 2002
I've subscribed the R mailing list a long time a go and I'm quite happy
that it has so much volume. I've learned a lot reading messages.
For people with slow conections there is the diggest and the mail
The newsgroups are annoying and more difficult to use. If you want to
take a quick look to most of the messages, it will take even more time
then downloading the mail into your machine.
And there's allways the problem of spam and publicity.
If it gets completely out of control, which I think it will not, there's
allways the chance of spliting the mailing list, as someone posted.
ps: During 1997-1999 I was on the snews list and it was very difficult
to get help in more specific problems. I never had that problem in [R].
On Wed, 2002-04-10 at 17:59, ggrothendieck at yifan.net wrote:
> This morning I had 37 messages from the r-help list in my mailbox.
> I think its becoming excessive for an e-mail list.
> I wonder if whoever looks after this list could either move or gateway
> it to a usenet group?
> That would also eliminate the need for special purpose archiving and
> searching facilities since the site:
> would automatically provide that. That site also allows one to both read
> and post via the web (with a delay of several hours) in case one does not
> care to use newsgroup software.
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