little survey on email habits

Aart Koelewijn aart at
Thu Nov 19 20:16:53 UTC 2009

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:59:02 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:

> Aart Koelewijn wrote:
>> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 21:03:28 +1000, Res wrote:
>>> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Aart Koelewijn wrote:
>>>> I don't understand why people use email for this list when there is a
>>>> perfect newsgroup, gmane.linux.ubuntu.user, for it. Using that it
>>>> will not clutter your mailbox, and using a newsreader like Pan you
>>>> get good treading. I started reading this list by email but soon
>>>> switched to the newsgroup, I find that much more comfortable.
>>> email over usenet anyday
>> email is usenet too
> No, it's not.  That's "Usenet" (ie, a proper noun), and it isn't
> necessarily congruent with the Internet.  otoh, not many lists are
> actually gated to Usenet (gmane nntp is NOT Usenet).
> And I completely disagree, anyway.  I pick Usenet, or its analogues  for
> list discussion whenever possible.  Much more convenient.

As you like, you can have your definition, I have mine. Not worth 
fighting about.


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