bug#46633: [PATCH] Prefer mailing lists to newsgroups in FAQ

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bug#46633: [PATCH] Prefer mailing lists to newsgroups in FAQ

Eli Zaretskii
> From: Stefan Kangas <[hidden email]>
> Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 03:39:24 -0600
>
> I suggest that we talk about mailing lists ahead of Usenet newsgroups in
> the FAQ, as mailing lists is likely to be the most common way of
> accessing Emacs discussions these days.

I don't mind, but is it indeed so?  I see at least some people here
use the news group.



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bug#46633: [PATCH] Prefer mailing lists to newsgroups in FAQ

Lars Ingebrigtsen
Eli Zaretskii <[hidden email]> writes:

>> I suggest that we talk about mailing lists ahead of Usenet newsgroups in
>> the FAQ, as mailing lists is likely to be the most common way of
>> accessing Emacs discussions these days.

Looks good to me.

> I don't mind, but is it indeed so?  I see at least some people here
> use the news group.

Some people do, but they seem to be in the minority.  At least among
those who post.

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bug#46633: [PATCH] Prefer mailing lists to newsgroups in FAQ

Stefan Kangas
Robert Pluim <[hidden email]> writes:

>     >> I don't mind, but is it indeed so?  I see at least some people here
>     >> use the news group.
>
>     Lars> Some people do, but they seem to be in the minority.  At least among
>     Lars> those who post.

(That's my impression too.)

> Some of use use gmane to read the list, and reply in email.

IIRC, Gmane is just a (cool) hack to mirror mailing lists to a news
server, so everyone can pretend they are reading news and get all the
good stuff that comes with that.  So Usenet newsgroup names don't apply
to gmane, right?

IOW, we could perhaps discuss Gmane in addition to Mailing lists or
Usenet, but it would be discussed as its own, separate thing?

(It's been a while since I used Gmane, sorry if I'm confused or
confusing...)



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bug#46633: [PATCH] Prefer mailing lists to newsgroups in FAQ

Lars Ingebrigtsen
Stefan Kangas <[hidden email]> writes:

> IIRC, Gmane is just a (cool) hack to mirror mailing lists to a news
> server, so everyone can pretend they are reading news and get all the
> good stuff that comes with that.  So Usenet newsgroup names don't apply
> to gmane, right?

Yes, there are no Usenet newsgroups on Gmane.

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(domestic pets only, the antidote for overdose, milk.)
   bloggy blog: http://lars.ingebrigtsen.no



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bug#46633: [PATCH] Prefer mailing lists to newsgroups in FAQ

Stefan Kangas
In reply to this post by Lars Ingebrigtsen
tags 46633 fixed
close 46633 28.1
thanks

Lars Ingebrigtsen <[hidden email]> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <[hidden email]> writes:
>
>>> I suggest that we talk about mailing lists ahead of Usenet newsgroups in
>>> the FAQ, as mailing lists is likely to be the most common way of
>>> accessing Emacs discussions these days.
>
> Looks good to me.
>
>> I don't mind, but is it indeed so?  I see at least some people here
>> use the news group.
>
> Some people do, but they seem to be in the minority.  At least among
> those who post.

Thanks for reviewing, now pushed to master as commit 331e49df45.