[Project_owners] Mozdev Newsgroups
mnenhy at tprac.de
Fri Jul 14 09:12:51 EDT 2006
Pete Collins wrote:
> As part of the migration to the new server, I'd like to know how many
> people use the Mozdev newsgroups.
As a reader, I use them almost exclusively as compared with mailing
lists (project_owners being the only exception), since newsgroups are
easier to handle by far.
As a project owner, the Mnenhy project *deliberately* doesn't even have
a mailing list, just a newsgroup.
> I think we would rather ditch the newsgroups and just use mailing lists
> as it is one less service to worry about.
The great advantage of newsgroups is that you don't get spammed with
mails on faintly interesting topics. If you have the spare time (or a
problem), you just read (or post to) the group /then/.
(And - in theory - postings are stored once (on the server) and not for
each reader separetely (as mails).)
For example: n.m.enigmail
It gets a fair amount of traffic, but I only read or post to it
occasionally. I for sure don't want the whole of that stuff get mailed!
Please keep the news server, having project related NGs is part of
MozDev's success IMHO...
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