[R] Newsgroup

Mark Myatt mark at myatt.demon.co.uk
Thu Apr 11 11:42:02 CEST 2002

Timothy H. Keitt <tklistaddr at keittlab.bio.sunysb.edu> writes:

>The reply-to-list is quite useful IMHO. The real solution is to filter
>your list email into separate folders. Its quite easy with procmail,
>although I currently use evolutions filters (and a seperate email
>address for lists).

I'd just like to put in my tuppence in this one ... some lists like
STAT-L are implemented as both mailing lists and Usenet groups. I do
prefer the Usenet format as newsreaders thread the messages making it
easier to follow discussions than in the flat mailing list. I think that
threaded groups allow for a better discussion.

One downside is that Usenet servers are regularly scanned by
organisations that compile address lists for spammers (or for their own
spam) and the release from 30+ e-mails about R (some of which you may be
interested in) can quickly become a deluge of adverts for pornography,
get-rich-quick schemes, baldness cures, and (just recently) anti-Semitic

Just my tuppence,


Mark Myatt

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