TOO MUCH VOLUME -- a proposal
Tue, 13 May 1997 10:22:11 -0500
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> Newsgroups are good, but they tend to be "too" open.
> A very good intermediate form is the:
> mailing-list + newsgroup
> the newsgroup is "moderated" in the sense that only
> the people on the associated mailing list can post to
> the newsgroup. New people can join sending request
> to the mailing list.
Also, a pure newsgroup would lock out people like myself who have given up on
news. In fact, I'm not even happy about being on a mailing list that's
gatwayed into a newsgroup because the signal/noise ratio goes to hell.
I would only support the creation of a newsgroup if we were at the point where
a broad awareness of what we're doing were important, *and* if there were a
non-gatewayed mailing list that I could remain on.
What needs to be done at this point is to subdivide the list into smaller
subject-area lists as was already done with the splitoff of lispvm. I think
someone already proposed some categories, but they didn't propose names.
Chris Garrigues O- cwg@DeepEddy.Com
Deep Eddy Internet Consulting +1 512 432 4046
609 Deep Eddy Avenue
Austin, TX 78703-4513 http://www.DeepEddy.Com/~cwg/
-----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
-----END PGP MESSAGE-----