List:General Discussion« Previous MessageNext Message »
From:Paul DuBois Date:March 19 1999 3:34pm
Subject:Re: Why Mailing list?
View as plain text  
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,
>mail mysql-digest-subscribe@stripped).

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:
Why Mailing list?Faisal Nasim19 Mar
Re: Why Mailing list?Fred Lindberg19 Mar
  • Re: Why Mailing list?Paul DuBois19 Mar
RE: Why Mailing list?Brad Stec19 Mar
  • RE: Why Mailing list?Christopher R. Jones20 Mar
    • Re: Why Mailing list?Niels Pollem20 Mar
Re: Why Mailing list?Graeme B. Davis19 Mar
RE: Why Mailing list?Greg Kelley19 Mar
  • RE: Why Mailing list?Isabelle Poueriet19 Mar
Re: Why Mailing list?Brian J. Ackermann19 Mar
  • Re: Why Mailing list?David Bruha20 Mar
    • Re: Why Mailing list?Frederik Lindberg21 Mar
      • Re: Why Mailing list?Tin Le28 Mar
Re: Why Mailing list?Faisal Nasim20 Mar