Off Topic Posts
vetler at ifi.uio.no
Tue Feb 15 14:44:58 CET 2000
* Mikael Olofsson
> On 15-Feb-00 Andy Robinson wrote:
> > Years back, I subscribed to comp.sys.next.programming,
> > comp.sys.next./software, and comp.sys.next.advocacy. It worked really
> > well. The 'advocacy' group was the place for flame wars, defending
> > the honor of our superior engineering solutions, and general chat.;
> > the 'programming' and 'software' groups had specific enough titles to
> > be unlikely to atrract flames. I've suggested this split a few times
> > in the last five years and don't know why people want to keep it in
> > one group.
> > But there's no point starting the official newsgroups creation
> > procedure if only two of us feel this way.
> I could do without the flame wars. During the last three months the
> number of posts have steadily increased from ~500 posts a week with very
> few inflammatory posts to ~1000 posts a week with a significant part
> being inflammatory. The last week there were ~150 post that I consider
> being part of flame wars (whitespace, brackets, python sucks, and
> related). I admit, I have posted a handful of these. Of course I can
> filter them out, but I refuse to make new filters every day just to cope
> with digital bullshit.
> And what if I the increase continues? I say split, maybe even to more
> than two groups. Or perhaps, make it moderated.
as the python community grows and the number of posts increases, a
split would seem natural. I would suggest something like c.l.python,
c.l.python.moderated, c.l.python.web, c.l.python.tkinter (or perhaps
c.l.python.gui would be better).. any other suggestions?
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