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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] resources about mailing lists vs. forums (e.g.


From: Sudarshan S Chawathe
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] resources about mailing lists vs. forums (e.g. Discourse)
Date: Sat, 04 May 2019 09:22:22 -0400

It may be interesting to consider also an architecture like USENET/NNTP
in this context.  It is not without flaws, but it admits some additional
options in highly-loaded situations, such as prioritizing pushing of
articles to peer servers over serving connections from clients.  

-chaw

> From: Michael Downey <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 04 May 2019 05:19:57 -0700
> Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] resources about mailing lists vs. forums
>  (e.g. Discourse)
> 

> [...]

> 
> So there is, in fact, parity to something like mailman where you have
> individuals' email archives & the online web-based archive. Of course,
> if you weren't subscribed to get emails from the forum, you wouldn't
> have your own copy -- in exactly the same way that you wouldn't have
> such emails if you weren't subscribed to the mailing list or only read
> digests, or read it on the online archive. Services like the Internet
> Archive can also crawl & save snapshots of the site at given times, as
> well.
> 
> Michael



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