A "terminators' club" for clp

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Nov 15 03:25:08 CET 2009


Ben Finney wrote:
> Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> writes:
> 
>> So, the only reason to use c.l.p is if one wants to post anonymously,
>> like the spammers do ;-).
> 
> Or if one has an ISP who provides a Usenet feed, like mine does.

Gmane is a nntp news feed, just not a usenet feed. If you can read 
usenet, you can read gmane, probably in the time it took you to write 
this post -- and get access to 1000s of mirrer mailing lists. I switched 
to gmane's mirror of python-list *before* I had to because it was 
superior, overall, to my ISP at the time. Hoever, if you like the extra 
spam, don't spend the minute it takes. But my comment is directed at 
those complaining about it.

Just tell your newsreader to make a new news 'account' for
news.gmane.org or snews.gmane.org (port 563) to use ssl - either at the 
corresponding default ports.

tjr




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