NNTP and thunderbird-related lists
KaiRo at KaiRo.at
Thu Jul 29 15:13:16 UTC 2010
Ben Bucksch schrieb:
> I'd like to re-frame this: Newsgroups are also pull, not push.
That's actually my most important factor next to the integration of
archives, as I learned through analyzing my at first very diffuse
negative feelings towards those mailing lists.
As a person reading a huge amount of information daily, it's important
to differentiate the rather important ones that *push* information up to
me for immediate viewing, just like email landing in my inbox, and those
I can *pull* and skim _at my convenience_ like feeds and newsgroups.
I can set up filters that put mailing list messages into more obscure
places, but even needing to set up a filter is additional work that the
newsgroups don't need - and then the mailing list still clutters up the
"new messages in that account" - and forgetting to reply to the whole
list is also a common pitfall for me there.
Also, when I'm traveling, I can safely ignore newsgroups but mailing
list messages still end up in my IMAP inbox and I have to do something
with them in order to get to the more important messages that can also
BTW, I've never heard people who read m.d.planning as a newsgroup
complain about threads growing into long discussions, but I have heard
that complaint a number of times from people reading it as a mailing
list. That also does say something, right?
More information about the tb-planning