Moderated newsgroup is the answer?
Faisal Nasim (the Whiz Kid)
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From: Paul DuBois <paul@stripped>
To: mysql@stripped <mysql@stripped>
Date: Saturday, March 20, 1999 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: Why Mailing list?
>At 8:47 AM -0600 3/19/1999, Fred Lindberg wrote:
>>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,
>Not to mention, especially given the recent wave of complaints about
>spam, is that spam is much more of an issue and harder to deal with
>in newsgroups than on a mailing list.
>The signal-to-noise ratio is typically much higher for a mailing list
>than for a newsgroup.
>Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
>Northern League Chronicles: http://www.snake.net/nl/