[ntp:questions] How do you reply to list postings

Uwe Klein uwe at klein-habertwedt.de
Thu Feb 9 08:39:08 UTC 2012


Kenyon Ralph wrote:
> On 2012-02-08T09:07:33-0000, David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> 
>>I am unsure why people don't just use NNTP - there are plenty of
>>free servers should your ISP not have a USENET server.  Eternal
>>September has already been mentioned.
> 
> 
> All of the other technical groups I subscribe to use mailing lists.
> Why run another program (usenet reader) in addition to my mail reader,
> just for one group? I stopped using usenet at least 10 years ago.

It is a size/traffic question IMHO.
And the google groups ( former alta vista ) nntp archive used to
be accessible for comfortable searches. ( Looks like they have
nixed that by way of becoming more "mainstream".

That said, I still subscribe to a range of groups.

uwe



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