> On Thu, 17 Apr 1997, Leslie Mikesell wrote:
> > for news doesn't work where the storage is local but the readers
> > are also interested in local groups on other servers.
> Hmm, this local thing and multiple servers keeps coming up -- sounds
> like time to have certain announcement groups propogated to other
> servers, or something. Or maybe not.
Browsers are coming around to understanding a news: URL that includes
a host reference so eventually this may not be as much of a problem
as with the current crop of newsreaders. I haven't tested this much
yet so I don't know how bright they are about keeping track of what
you have already seen on each server. Propagating local groups
doesn't make much sense if you have a limited but widely distributed
> Heck, everyone wants something different, when it comes right down to
> it. There's no pleasing everyone. ;) Now, a mailing list mirrored in
> news, so that you could choose whether you wanted junk mail in your
> box, or to just read it when you had a hankering to do so, might be a
> way to try to give people more flexibility in how they got their
> announcments. Hmmness? Just a thought.
I think web archives would be more universal than newsgroups as
far as letting people have access to specifically what they want
to see, although it might be possible to glue all three pieces
together so the same message could be delivered via email, nntp
or http. Then you have to please everyone... Especially if you
could offer a digest of notices via email with URL's to the full