RFC - e-mail in tough environments

Yavor Doganov yavor at gnu.org
Fri Dec 11 22:01:34 UTC 2009

Werner Koch wrote:
> > because the new kids on the block seem to find NNTP archaic and
> > weird
> The reason why almost all real work moved from Usenet to MLs is due to
> the worse signal/noise ratio on the Usenet about 10 to 15 years ago.

Ah, yes.  That's probably the most important reason; what I pointed
out is secondary.

> Fortunately we have web fori (and blog comments) today so that MLs
> keep on working well.

Yeah, it's nice that these cloacae gather almost all of the noise.
Still, there are mailing lists/newsgroups (like gnu.misc.discuss) that
are nearly impossible to follow without resorting to plonk...

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