Managing Google Groups headaches

Ned Batchelder ned at nedbatchelder.com
Thu Nov 28 18:23:06 CET 2013


On 11/28/13 11:23 AM, Travis Griggs wrote:
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Nov 28, 2013, at 7:40, Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 11/28/2013 08:08 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> Which is easier, fiddling around with your setup so you can post
>>> reasonably on Google Groups, or just getting a better client? With
>>> your setup, you have to drop out to another editor and press F9 for it
>>> to work. With pretty much any other newsreader on the planet, this
>>> works straight off, no setup necessary.
>>>
>>> I'm still going to advise people to stop using buggy rubbish.
>>
>> My opinion is that the Python list should dump the Usenet tie-in and
>> just go straight e-mail.  Python is the only list I'm on that has a
>> usenet gateway.
>>
>> I used to love usenet back in the day, but in the present internet
>> climate makes it unworkable, though I concede that e-mail is reaching
>> the end of its usefulness as well.
>>
>> I wouldn't oppose a dual e-mail list and web-based forum system,
>> provided the forum system supported threaded conversations in a clean
>> and useful way (maybe like google wave used to).
>> --
>> https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>
> Here! Here! Well said and amen. My thoughts exactly.
>

Funny, I thought the sentiment of many here was, "let's just keep this 
as a newsgroup, why do we need the mailing list also?" but I'll admit to 
being confused about what people have been proposing for alternate 
topologies.

--Ned.




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