off topic but appropriate

Ken T. ktectropy at
Mon Jan 19 14:43:25 UTC 2009

On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:29:48 -0800, tom arnall wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> This post is off topic, but please read it as I think you will consider
> it appropriate.
> First the question:
> 	Why do you use this maillist instead of the ubuntu users forum?
> 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?" The short answer is that for all practical purposes no
> one uses them, although people use political forums like
> extensively. Understanding this difference in
> participation is the next step in my project.
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> tom arnall
> arcata

I can read this mailing list using NNTP from Gmane.  I like this better 
than web forums.  Of course if I want to discuss politics there are any 
number of newsgroups to do so.  Unless you have something really 
interesting to add, I would find a different project. 

Ken T. <ktectropy at>

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