AW: [R] Newsgroup - another try?
kjetilh at umsanet.edu.bo
Tue Sep 4 15:26:50 CEST 2001
Pesl Thomas wrote:
> | I can think of two disadvantages of a newsgroup
> | 1) Access
> | Everyone with an email address can sub_scribe to the R mailing lists.
> | However, not everyone has a news feed. I don't.
> Everyone who has access to the internet can also have a news-account. There
Last I tried to find one (long time ago) it was or to slow or only with
access for a certain geographical area. I dont know of any news-feed
located in latin America.
> are a lot of good free news-servers (most of the time hosted by
> universities), and on the client-site you can often use your mail-program
> (e.g. OE) if you do not want to buy a program.
> | 2) Control
> | Moving to a news group means giving up control over the list.
> | For example, Martin Maechler has put excellent spam filters in place
> | and we certainly wouldn't have those any more.
> AFAIK newsgroups can be moderated, too. That should mean, that it is
> possible to apply the same filters.
> I am subscribed to different newsgroups and none of these have any problem
> with spam.
> By the way: At this point I have not recieved my own question.
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