Simple Question regarding running .py program

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 07:02:48 CET 2012


On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 4:08 PM,  <rurpy at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 11/13/2012 09:10 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> * Use a news-to-web gateway such as Google Groups. That
>> specific one is deprecated on this list, as there's more
>> noise than signal from Google Groups.
>
> Caroline, Chris is mistaken about this, if for no other
> reason than there is no authority here empowered to decide
> to deprecate anything.  What Chris should have said is
> that there are some people on this list who don't like
> Google Groups for whatever reason and encourage others
> to ignore posts from Google Groups.
>
> How successful this boycott effort is is not clear.

To be more accurate: This is deprecated *by members of* this list. As
there is no commanding/controlling entity here, it's up to each
individual to make a decision - for instance, abusive users get
killfiled rather than banned. The use of Google Groups to post is
deprecated in the original sense of the word: strongly disapproved of.

My own opinion on the matter is that if it takes as much effort as you
describe to use GG properly, it's wasting your time on a massive
scale. Surely it's easier to read and post email?

ChrisA


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