>>>>> "JCL" == J C Lawrence <J> writes:
JCL> On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 17:27:50 -0500
JCL> Michael C Berch <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I don't see the value of listing or archiving or whatever it is that
>> gmane.org offers.
JCL> The value of GMane is primarily not to list owners, but to list
JCL> readers/members. GMans gives them:
My take on this is that they're pulling the "protected" world of
mailing lists back to the swamp called usenet. Back when you could
scan and read *all* of usenet in 30 minutes in the morning, it was
good. When it became the free-for-all pit of cluelessness, the
clueful retreated to mailing lists, where there is a slightly higher
threshhold for participating. Now, gmane wants to pull them back,
apparently kicking and screaming.
If people wanted newsgroups, they'd have them instead of mailing
lists. Just because your mail reading software sucks, doesn't mean
you need to pull the whole community into the usenet view of things.
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