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RE: comp.lang.perl.misc newsfeed
by BlaisePascal (Monk) on Oct 07, 2000 at 08:23 UTC
    I think this may be a bit redundant, but...

    If you want usenet, you know where to find it.

    I really don't have anything against Usenet, and I used to read lots of newsgroups, but... As you mention, the S/N ratio is abysmal. We are working hard to keep the S/N ratio here high. Will gatewaying comp.lang.perl.moderated do anything but drop that S/N ratio?

    What might be worth considering, as a purely volunteer effort is a "Best Of" section, where people can post pointers to the best off-monestary (or even in-monestary) Perl-related contend they find. If a good thread appears on clpm that Monks may be interested in, post it there (or preferrably a link thereto). Find a helpful, informative post on perl6-*, link to the mailing list archives. Another website has a useful, good Perl article/page/etc, post a link.

    This may be a good idea, who knows?

RE: comp.lang.perl.misc newsfeed
by extremely (Priest) on Oct 07, 2000 at 04:15 UTC
    While we're at it, can we hook the chatterbox up to real irc feed?

    And could we get it so that /msg name actually sends real mail? Or AIM or ICQ, I ain't picky.

    And how about having the responses to our posts actually paged to us on our pagers. Or WAP for our phones, where are we on that?

    Oooh, and could vroom whip up something that would let super-search search all other perl sites? How about the whole web?

    And a pop-up window with CNN running in it.

    I say, lets converge all media here and now! If Perl can't do it, nothing can!

    ok, j/k there. I didn't mean nothing by it, just amused me. We may be heaping a bit too much on vroom that is all.

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RE: comp.lang.perl.misc newsfeed
by footpad (Abbot) on Oct 12, 2000 at 22:00 UTC

    There are legitimate reasons for considering this. Consider:

    • My ISP got hacked awhile back so they do not allow news (or POP3) unless you've physically dialed-up.
    • I have a two year old; which means the only time I have to myself is either time at work or after she goes to bed.
    • I work for a non-tech company that refuses news access to its employees, considering it a non-essential use of the net.
    • The company's phone system does not allow modem dial-out.

    Thus, the only newsgroups I can access are ones hosted by other servers. Being able to access relevant (and good) public groups, would be a god-send for me.

    Again, it's just food for thought...
(redmist) RE: comp.lang.perl.misc newsfeed
by redmist (Deacon) on Oct 07, 2000 at 02:21 UTC
    Although I don't have access to any news servers (the one here at school doesn't work, just like the rest of the network), I think that this service is best left to other sites and/or your ISPs news service. I just think that it would be a bit redundant.


      I have to agree. I rather like my web and my news seperate. Then again, I also like my web and my mail seperate, but HTML seems to be infiltrating that as well.


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