OT: RfD for German Newsgroup: de.comp.lang.python

Gerhard Häring gh at ghaering.de
Fri Jun 27 18:15:35 CEST 2003


Harald Stowasser wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I need support. Are here any german users? 

Sure, plenty of them. You do know we have a german-speaking Python 
mailing list, don't you? => http://python.net/mailman/listinfo/python-de

I'd suggest you post there and on de.comp.lang.misc, which currently is 
the de.* newsgroup where Python is on-topic.

> Because I want to write a RfD
> (Request for Discussion) to create the new Newsgroup de.comp.lang.python.
> 
> I'd also like to know, if you would change to de.comp.lang.python.

To be honest, I'd probably still ask my own questions here, unless I 
have reason to believe that there are readers of de.comp.lang.python who 
can answer my question there. I believe Unicode questions would have a 
good chance of getting good answeres there, for example ;-)

Another problem is if we'd want a bi-directional gateway from python-de 
to de.comp.lang.python and vice versa.

python-de is currently 100 % spam free. With a bi-directional gateway, 
this would create serious problems. I as the list maintainer have enough 
to do blocking spam messages already and I won't have the resources to 
manually approve every single message coming from the NNTP side.

Spam is less of a problem on a high-traffic mailing list like the 
internation Python list, but on low-traffic lists you'll get more noise 
than signal and people will quit.

-- Gerhard





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