rurpy at rurpy at
Mon Dec 17 08:25:18 CET 2012

On 12/16/2012 11:16 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 9:18 AM,  <rurpy at> wrote:
>> On Sunday, December 16, 2012 1:25:51 PM UTC-7, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> If your post is swallowed by someone's twit filter, that probably
>>> means that you're doing something twittish. Switching to direct mail
>>> isn't going to win you any friends :) Switching your newsgroup client,
>>> however, will have all the same benefits; so do you want to be a tool
>>> of the anti-Google-Groups propaganda, or of the
>>> anti-anti-Google-Groups propaganda?
>> The contents of a twit filter can be just as good an indication
>> of a twit reader as a twit poster.
>> And as was pointed out the last time this subject came up, no,
>> other clients do not "have all the same benefits" [as GG].
>> Rather than continue this twit-for-twat noise I've tried to
>> provide something a little more constructive at
> All you've said is the exact same things that have already been said,
> including that not everyone will see your post if you use Google
> Groups. Why use something that unnecessarily restricts your audience,
> when non-restrictive posting methods work just fine?

I keep saying them because people like you keep saying (in
effect) that there is no difference in clients (in terms
of usability, convenience, setup effort and other factors
that vary on a person-by-person basis.)  I even wrote that 
above, right in the post you're replying to:
  >> no, other clients do not "have all the same benefits"

and yet you respond that other "posting methods work just fine"
Again, that may be true for you and your definition of "fine", 
and maybe even for many people but it is not true for everyone,

As you say, all this has been said before and if you need to 
refresh your memory, please see the list archives, the thread, 
"Simple Question regarding running .py program" around nov 14.

> Anyway. This debate isn't going away; I have no strong side in it, I'm
> just informing people of the fact that posting from GG will reduce
> your potential response sources.

No, that's not what you were "just" informing people of...
you were also informing us that we are "twits" for finding 
Google Groups fits our needs better than some other clients.

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