paulocardoso at netvisao.pt
Thu Apr 11 02:45:40 CEST 2002
Use of something like keywords in the subject defining the content of email,
should be sufficient to allow filtering of messages.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Lumley" <tlumley at u.washington.edu>
To: <ggrothendieck at yifan.net>
Cc: "Renaud Lancelot" <lancelot at sentoo.sn>; <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>;
<pauljohn at ukans.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [R] Newsgroup
> On Wed, 10 Apr 2002 ggrothendieck at yifan.net wrote:
> > Good idea.
> > One other benefit of this is that if one later wanted to
> > search the list archives one could find a summary of the
> > issue of interest in a single message instead of wading through
> > multiple posts.
> I actually disagree (strongly, about reply-to-sender and weakly about
> The last time this was discussed it was pointed out that there really
> aren't enough of us for a newgroup (not much over 1000), and that
> newsgroups tend to attract quite a bit more spam. Its fairly easy to
> filter r-help into a separate mail folder and some mail readers (and the
> mailing list archive) can even given you a threaded version. However, a
> newsgroup might be useful.
> Reply-to-sender, OTOH, i think is a really bad idea. In the first place
> it removes the discussion of answers -- some really are better than
> others. In addition, you can't tell which questions have been
> answered already, so questions are more likely to fall through the cracks.
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