[R] Newsgroup - another try?
markhall at gol.com
Tue Sep 4 12:33:00 CEST 2001
| As nobody seems to answer my request, I simply post it again.
| Is there any reason why the r-help-mailinglist should not be converted to
Not that my opinion means much, but:
1. The few newsgroups I tried seemed to be littered with spam, *****, etc.,
despite being on academic topics. The only ones that seem not to be that
way are moderated ones.
2. | -) the discussion is faster (I experience that the R-mailinglist has a
| of about 1 to 2 hours (not for everyone!!!). When I ask a question, I get
| sometimes a rather quick response by direct mail, but I recieve my own
| question and the answers about 1 to 2 hours later).
Well, for me, it hasn't been that long of a wait. I could also funnily ask,
coming from one of my old professors---"What's the rush, are you launching
nuclear missles or does someone's life hang in the balance?"
3. Hence it is not possible
| for all to participate in a discussion.
| -) a newsgroup allows you to order the messages in threads, so you can
| easily follow the discussion.
There seems to be a healthy amount of discussion and comment IMO.
4. A final thing, not all servers can access all news groups. E-mail
doesn't have that problem.
Best, Mark Hall
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