Q: Is there a comp.lang.rebol ? and....
[1/6] from: slok00::yahoo::com at: 11-Jun-2001 5:43
Hi, 1. Is there a move towards setting up a comp.lang.rebol newsgroup ? I think the activities in the current mailing list is picking up. I would much prefer to have it in a newsgroup, that way even non-subscribers of the mailing list can do a search and still be able to hit upon Rebol discussions. Also, deja.com maps the newsgroup into a web interface making it accessible via the browser interface. 2. With the newsgroup, I can also see how the recent discussion about Rebol-zine fit in? We can have a mailing list like Tcl-URL that updates subscribers about interesting threads that have been posted in the newsgroup for the past week.... including a quote of the week. What are your thoughts? YekSoon aka slok
[2/6] from: allenk:powerup:au at: 11-Jun-2001 23:28
This topic pops up every so often. And has been debated ad infinitim. IIRC the last concensus was that the signal to noise ratio in a newsgroup is a bit too weak. There are currently at least 3 places on the web where this list can be viewed and searched. (rebol.org for one) You could write your own bot (in REBOL ofcourse) to grab the topics of interest to you. And also there are RIM and IRC chat areas. I'm not against a newsgroup, but I probably wouldn't use it (even if I could get my ISP to take the feed). There is a sense of community on this list that seems to get lost in newsgroups. Cheers, Allen K
[3/6] from: chris:starforge:demon at: 11-Jun-2001 14:13
Lok Yek Soon wrote:
> Hi, > 1. Is there a move towards setting up a
<<quoted lines omitted: 5>>> mailing list can do a search and still be able to hit > upon Rebol discussions.
There's a few problems with newsgroups IMO. I don't like bullet points but I'm in work so... - Not everyone has newsgroup access at work (ok, so they could use the mangled googledeja interface, but I haven't noticed many obvious masochists on this list...) - Spam. `nuff said. - May people find email more convenient than newsgroups or web based forums: they are more interactive, take less effort to keep up with and any decent reader can thread emails these days (no idea whether Outlook can, but then I don't class Outlook as "decent"..) - We already have a web presence - escribe.com has a constantly updated archive of rebol messages and rebol.org has an archive (not sure how often this is updated though..) Searches pick up these AFAIK. Chris
[4/6] from: gjones05:mail:orion at: 11-Jun-2001 8:33
From: "Allen Kamp" ...
> There are currently at least 3 places on the web where this list can be > viewed and searched. (rebol.org for one)
Another archive source is: http://www.escribe.com/internet/rebol/index.html --Scott Jones
[5/6] from: chris:starforge:demon at: 11-Jun-2001 14:31
Allen Kamp wrote:
> I'm not against a newsgroup, but I probably wouldn't use it (even if I could > get my ISP to take the feed). > There is a sense of community on this list that seems to get lost in > newsgroups.
And need I even mention Tim Rue? ;) Chris
[6/6] from: deryk:iitowns at: 11-Jun-2001 23:01
GS Jones wrote:
> From: "Allen Kamp" > ... > > There are currently at least 3 places on the web where this list can be > > viewed and searched. (rebol.org for one) > > Another archive source is: > http://www.escribe.com/internet/rebol/index.html
Rebol Inc. could also provide an archive. The list manager they are using (Listar - www.listar.org) provides facilities for archiving of lists. They could use Rebol, Mhonarc, or MailMan, etc. for presenting this data on the web for example. Regards, Deryk -- Binary/unsupported file stripped by Listar -- -- Type: application/x-pkcs7-signature -- File: smime.p7s -- Desc: S/MIME Cryptographic Signature
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