In the last episode (Mar 31), Seth Brundle said:
> First people, please dont get all angry about my suggestion...please
> hear me out...
> > I really hate on-line forums. They're difficult to track because I
> > must remember visit them daily.
> OK this is the first issue - 95% of people who need MySQL info do not
> need it daily. Mailing lists are a poor tool for them.
> > And I can't use them while disconnected.
> Hmmmm...seems like some Yahoo! employee has never used Yahoo! Groups
> There is plenty of web discussion software (like Yahoo! Groups,
> although I'm not necessarily recommending that one) where you can
> still have all of the features of a mailing list, yet also have all
> the features of web discussion, so there really is no reason to have
> a mailing list only, except to be old-school.
Yahoo groups are really mailinglists, though, so you wouldn't buy
anything by moving to them. Their web interface is also one of the
worst imho; I preferred the original Findmail interface (circa 98
before they got bought by eGroups, before /they/ got bought by Yahoo :)
> > I believe there is already a read-only NNTP mirror of this group.
> The NNTP mirror is actually a double-edged sword - yes it takes care
> of archiving and searching (via Google Groups), I will agree, but it
> misleads infrequent users into thinking posting actually does
> something meaningful.
gmane ( http://www.gmane.org or nntp://news.gmane.org ) mirrors 10
mysql mailinglists, and is a 2-way system so you can post from it. The
preferred access method is with a newsreader, but there's also a web