On Fri, 19 Mar 1999 19:38:15 +0500, Faisal Nasim wrote:
>Why does MySQL use Mailing list and not a Newsgroup?
1. More people have access to mail then to news. All computer users use
E-mail, but a limited subset uses news.
2. It's much faster (at the moment, it takes < 2.5 min to try all
subscriber addresses for the mysql list at least once, and 140s after
message arrival at the server, 90% of subscriber MTAs have OK'd the
receipt of the post). IMHO, this is important for support.
A news group might be better for lurking, or for instances where it is
important to get the opinion of a large number of people on a given
topic. For lurking, consider subscribing to the digest (1-2 per day,
(Frederik Lindberg, Infectious Diseases, WashU, St. Louis, MO, USA)