Brent Chapman writes:
> I don't think that a newsgroup is warranted by either subscribership
> (482 people between List-Managers and List-Managers-Digest) or volume
> (so far this year, anywhere from 20 to 175 message/month, averaging
> only about 85 messages/month).
> There's little enough discussion of these topics as is; why dilute it
> further by splitting it between the existing mailing lists and new
I disagree completely. I subscribe to both mailing lists only *because*
they are not available as newsgroups. I can read a newsgroup with the
full power of strn, including killfiles and scorefiles -- not to mention
I don't have to deal with messages twice when they are crossposted
correctly. I would much prefer to deal with these issues on a newsgroup.
Mailing lists have their place, of course (why else am I a satisfied
Majordomo-Owner! :-) ), but I think both proposed topics are of
sufficiently wide interest to justify the use of a newsgroup. I intend
to support the proposal.
The discussion would not be diluted if the mailing lists were gatewayed
to the newsgroups; however, in view of Brent's opinion above, I suppose
that is not likely to happen. :-(
Anne. (Administrator for Concordia mail relay, news transfer, and DNS)
Ms. Anne Bennett, Computing Services, Concordia University, Montreal H3G 1M8
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