Re: comp.infosystems.www

"(Arnold Bloemer)" <>
Date: 14 May 93  9:52 
From: "(Arnold Bloemer)" <>
Message-id: <RFC-822:>
Subject: Re: comp.infosystems.www
Cc:, bloemer

A one-way gateway will raise a severe problem.

Imagine that you read in News an announcement of x, post a followup 
and assume that it will reach x, but x doesn't read news and so will
not get it.

I would like to switch to the Newsgroup and unsubscribe from the
mailing list because I want to reduce my mail traffic. But
I still want to fully participate in the discussions on www-talk.

It will be a severe mistake if the experts will talk on www-talk
and leave the users or potential users alone on the newsgroup.

The World Wide Web needs Users to become a successful project.

The already mentioned bad example is WAIS. I don't follow the
newsgroup any more because I also noticed, that the real experts
have there own discussion group and seldom answer questions on
the newsgroup.

So I would like to see:

- that the mailing lists dies completely and there is no gateway at all

  Proposal 1, without explanation


- that there is a bidirectional gateway.

  Poposal 2, but I have usenet


- there is a bidirectional gateway and users of the mailing-list
  can subscribe to a digestified mailing-list, where they get one
  summary mail per day. That is how the Khoros Group solved the 
  problem of large mail traffic.

  Proposal 6, new one



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