Re: Newsgroup usage question
On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 20:09:31 -0500, Scott C. Linnenbringer <firstname.lastname@example.org> penned:
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> On Sun, 28 Sep 2003 10:29:07 -0500, "debian.1" <email@example.com>
>> I'm having trouble posting a question to the lists. I tried to do it
>> via the newsgroup, dosent' appear. I used my subscribed address. Can
>> one post via the newsgroup? What settings are required?
>> I am subscribed to debian-user-digest only.
> This isn't possible directly via news, because it's a one-way news
> gateway. However, you can always read it via news and then follow-up by
> email by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not
> have to be subscribed to post to this list.
> On the other hand, you can also use Gmane (?) which is a service that
> allows two-way access to a variety of open-source and technical related
> mailing lists via NNTP. It's kind of neat in concept.
I use gmane. It's not just neat in concept; it works pretty well in
(I'd rather have a newsgroup than a mailing list so that I can
consciously *choose* which messages to save, rather than having to
decide to delete them. With a mailing list, I end up becoming a total
packrat and having to work way too hard to find the messages I really
need to see ... at which point I might as well search the archives,
anyway =P )