Re: [xsl] New nntp news group for xsl-fo discussion

Subject: Re: [xsl] New nntp news group for xsl-fo discussion
From: "Randall Parker" <randall@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 17:08:19 -0800
On Wed, 24 Jan 2001 00:54:52 +0100, Martin Stricker wrote:

>Well, I dislike nntp-based newsgroups against e-mail-lists for a simple
>reason: I download my private mail once or twice a day (about 300
>messages, 1.5 MB a day, I'm in quite a few mailing lists ;-) ). Then I
>have all I need to read. A newsgroup would be an additional source so
>I'd have to download my mail *and* download the newsgroup. 


Since I subscribe to a number of lists I have the problem that I have to read my e-mail frequently enough to prevent my mail box from overflowing. Try going away for a week and I lose lots of messages. 
With news groups they will be there when I return because keeps all messages going back several months.

So you don't need to even download every day.

>Yeah, I'm
>lazy, I have to keep my reputation as a programmer! ;-)) Furthermore,
>mailinglists are restricted to subscribers, spammers can be excluded
>easily. Newsgroups are open for everyone...

George has filters and keeps out spam. In fact, I've never seen any spam at

Also, that news server hasn't really attracted any idiots to the technical groups. Its not a well known server and is not part of the regular Usenet feed. 

I personally go to a number of vendor news servers (eg,, and find the quality of postings on many of them to be very good. You ought to 
give the world of nntp news servers a second look. The news servers run by a number of software vendors are very useful.

>However, I might try the newsgroup, but I would like an email-gateway
>sending me all the new postings to the group. Suggestions?

I'm not sure if they support that. They might. I'm not sure. Go over to and post a question about that in homeless.xml.xsl-fo with a question about what you want to do in the subject 
title. I know George is reading the group since it is new and has hardly any traffic and he manages the server. 

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