Re: Code of Conduct on the Debian mailinglists
"Joe Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> So I really wonder why mailing lists are so common.
It sort of depends on what you're looking for.
Some advantages of mailing lists:
* E-mail generally has a "wider reach" -- it gets past corporate
firewalls, (my company has never allowed external nntp connections),
works even on strange systems, etc.
* With email, you can use the same MUA you always use, with the
features you're used to. People are _used_ to email, know how to
* With a mailing list you get a private copy of every message, without
having to figure out how to setup a nntp server.
I generally use gmane to read "occasional" lists which I don't care so
much about. However lists I read (and write to) often, I get as email.
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