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Re: Gmane

From:Philippe Debar <philippe.debar@...>
Date:Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 12:31
H. S. Teoh 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!.
I do not propose a Y! thing, I just note that through the Y! connection, the list was subscribed to the mail archive. See (which seems to be unavailable right now). Henrik Theiling wrote:
> 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, Sincerely, Philippe Debar.