Re: Ubuntu?

From: Rick Moen (rick_at_linuxmafia.com)
Date: 10/02/05

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    Michael Black <et472@freenet.carleton.ca> wrote:

    > If people have something to say about something, then they shouldn't
    > be looking for an old thread to use to reply to, they should
    > start a new thread with an appropriate subject header.

    And who gets hurt if they don't? You seem to have, there, a solution in
    search of a problem.

    One of the glories of having a large news spool is that you might have
    articles going a long ways back -- and conversations can stop for long
    periods only to resume again, either with the original participants or
    with others entirely. And the result remains a coherent thread that can
    be later found by interested parties using DejaNews[1] or similar
    mechanisms.

    What you're describing is what people are more-or-less forced to do on
    mailing lists. Usenet is not a mailing list, thank God. It can do
    better than that.

    -- 
    Cheers,             
    Rick Moen                 Support your local medical examiner:  Die strangely.
    rick@linuxmafia.com
    

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