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Re: Why mailing-lists? Usenet have been invented, I hear. ;-)

"Kai Olsen" <kai_olsen@vip.cybercity.dk> writes:

> Hi all.
> I'm new to the Debian way of linuxing and since changing distribution is almost as involved as getting a new OS, I decided I would follow the discussions among the Debians.
> From the main website I lerned that this was done via mailing-lists, so I subscribed. But when it dawned on me that I was going to get 100 mails a day I regetted it.
> Why on earth (to stay local) doesn't Debian move the lists to a newsserver instead ???? That way it's much easier to follow threads and only download the messages that is of interest. And if Debian does not connect to other newsservers, they will not get obnoxious groups as alt.sex or comp.microsoft..
> Anyway. This is unworkable for me. Don't reply - I'm off.

Judging from the response your post got, you might've done better to
request an off-list reply instead of just saying "I'm off," but I guess
it didn't occur to you (might not've occurred to me either), so I'll do
so anyway.
If all you want to do is follow the discussion, this can easily be done,
with a short lag, at muc.lists.debian.user. You can even post there and
probably get a reply, but you'll probably also get a recommendation to
subscribe to this list, since it's where most of the discussion actually
takes place. Most people, myself included, rarely read the newsgroup and
mostly use it as a search tool.

Hope that helped.

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