|From:||Philippe Debar <philippe.debar@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 12:31|
H. S. Teoh wrote:
I do not propose a Y! thing, I just note that through the Y! connection, the
list was subscribed to the mail archive. See http://www.mail-archive.com/
(which seems to be unavailable right now).
Henrik Theiling wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 10:07:21AM -0400, Philippe Debar wrote: [...]
>> * Project URL:
>> * The Mail Archive: ??? I'd say No as the list is already in the
>> mail archive through Y!
> Listserv is the authoritative archive (as you have listed the URL
> above). I don't think we should rely on Yahoo!.
> After reading the relevant discussion that was on this list a few
> years ago and the posts that were made on the list now, and after
> throughly considering the advantages and disadvantages, I came to the
> conclusion that we do _not_ need a Gmane gateway.
> First of all, I will not allow posting to this list without
> subscribing to the Brown list. This is the main list, and I am not
> willing to admin problems created by an open gateway.
This is perfectly possible with Gmane two settings for Gmane posting
permissions are adressing this need/choice:
* Non-public (posting through Gmane allowed for list members)
* Unidirectional (no posting allowed through Gmane)
> Secondly, due to the one-way posting, discussions on this list will
> only see half the thread that is visible in the open newsgroup when
> posts arrive to the news group but not to the list, leading to
> scattered threads and eventually to a scattered list. This is bad,
> since this is Conlang-L the one-and-only.
I don't think this can happen with Gmane. I am using several lists through
Gmane, for some years now, and never have I seen or heard of such an occurrence.
I find Gmane to be a well-thought, serious and reliable service. I would not
have proposed this otherwise.
> We've lived with this list all the time when news existed and
> eventually declined in usage again. Honestly, I don't see any good
> reason for installing a news gateway now.
> **Henrik (List Admin)
You're the boss, and I'll bow to your decision. However, I'll probably quit
the list soon as the mail solution is too much of a hassle to me.
I wish you well,