off topic but appropriate
derek at pointerstop.ca
Mon Jan 19 03:01:29 UTC 2009
tom arnall wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> This post is off topic, but please read it as I think you will consider it
Perhaps not, but I don't care :-)
> First the question:
> Why do you use this maillist instead of the ubuntu users forum?
Because I'm a dinosaur, and find web forums essentially unreadable?
Because I like the fact that my reader (actually NNTP, not email) grabs
everything and presents it to me whether I'm actually online or not?
Take your pick. Mail lists, or news servers, cater to the people who don't
have fulltime / high bandwidth connections. They also cater to people who
just don't really understand web forums. I fit both categories.
> I ask this question because I am working to organize a maillist for
> political discussion. You may ask, "There are hundreds of them already.
> Why add another?"
No, actually I ask "why do you make the distinction"? There are plenty of
websites that gate mailing lists, so that you can do it both ways (though
there are enough differences between the two formats that some people will
always be annoyed by too little or too much quoting...)
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