Rudeness with names (was Re: interpreted)

Andrew Walkingshaw andrew-usenet at lexical.org.uk
Wed Jun 11 18:26:18 CEST 2003


In article <mailman.1055279061.23255.python-list at python.org>, Fredrik
Lundh wrote:
> "D.W." wrote:
> 
>> Can we also include people who include the entire thread with the
>> reply?  This is rude to the reader who has to sift through pages of
>> text just to find the most recent comment, and, in a way, rude to
>> yahoo by wasting their storage space, which they provide at no
>> charge to the group?
> 
> yahoo only stores the last 64 megabytes.
> 
> but given that yahoo paid $428 million dollars for the Python program
> that powers the group archives, I do understand if they cannot afford
> to offer us more than 10 cents worth of storage...

In any case, isn't the list archived on python.org and (furthermore)
replicated to a whole bundle of news servers approximately everywhere?
This is the first I've heard of Yahoo being involved - is the list
gatewayed to Yahoo Groups too?

-A




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