NNTP and thunderbird-related lists

Dan Mosedale dmose at mozilla.org
Thu Jul 29 17:59:12 UTC 2010


  On 7/29/10 6:23 AM, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
>   On 29/07/10 02:33, Dan Mosedale wrote:
>> Would it be fair to summarize this reframing by saying:
>>
>> * newsgroups have lower barriers to entry and exit than mailing lists,
>> which is helpful since one often doesn't know how valuable a
>> subscription will be before subscribing?
> Yes that's a very good reason, because when people are asked to give
> feedback to a mailing list and they aren't subscribed yet it makes it
> very difficult for them to reply to the thread (and a new thread gets
> created).
>
> One more cosmetic reasons is that I see my replies by defaults in a
> newsgroup while on a mailing list I don't even get my posts (I need to
> check elsewhere to make sure they got there)

As far as I'm aware, our mailman configuration is configured by default 
to send you your own replies if you're subscribed to the list.  I'm 
certainly getting copies of my own posts to tb-planning.  Are you not?

Dan





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