Digest option + RASFW

David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Mon Jun 10 12:40:36 PDT 2002

tyan at twcny.rr.com (Thomas Yan) writes:

> But it is sentiments like the above that make me fond of newsgroups,
> including rec.arts.sf.written (RASFW), which does discuss Brust from
> time to time.  As its name suggests, rasfw has a broader focus than
> this mailing list, which has its pluses and minuses.  A good
> newsreader lets you easily:
>     + auto-delete or auto-select articles with a given Subject
>     + auto-delete or auto-select articles from a given author
>     + delete (for today or forever) an article and all replies to it
>     etc.
> And one thing I'm still need to learn, is that if there are many posts
> I'm not interested in, it is ok to be over-aggressive in
> (auto-)deleting subjects and authors and miss *some* interesting posts
> as long as a high enough fraction of the remaining posts keep me
> interested and happy.
> (
> It's going to be interesting for me to when a new book comes out and
> I'll have to choose whether to post here or rasfw or both.  I suspect
> I'll tend to choose rasfw because I'm more proficient at using my
> newsreader than I am at using my mailer.
> )

In my case, I read both mailing lists and newsgroups with the same
tool, so I do the same kind of scoring and sorting on both.  Very
handy.  (gnus)
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