At 3:15 PM -0500 9/29/01, Barry M wrote:
>Since MySQL is one of the most popular databases available, it
>strikes me as odd that no one has created a newsgroup for MySQL. It
>can't be that hard. By having a newsgroup people can easily see the
>entire thread rather than sifting through e-mails. A newsgroup could
>be used by offline newsgroup readers like Agent so we can easily
>search for answers.
>I know MySql.com has a searchable database, but that is rather
>awkward to use and can only be used if you are connected to the
>internet. What about laptops that are away from a phone line or
>So can someone explain why no one has created a MySQL newsgroup? TIA
Because it would destroy the usefulness of the mailing list, as
newsgroups tend inevitably to do.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped