Re: #WWW on IRC (Christopher Fraser)
From: (Christopher Fraser)
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Subject: Re: #WWW on IRC
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1993 12:51:33 +1000 (EST)
In-reply-to: <> from "Nathan Torkington" at Jun 25, 93 10:58:09 am
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But I thought Nathan Torkington said:
> What I thought would be really valuable is a WWW developers (possibly
> and users) BBS, telnettable to.  That way the conversation could be
> subdivided into topics (``boards'' for Clients, Mosaic, Servers, CERN
> Code, WAIS, Getting Started, SGML-flamage, &c.).  The site to set this
> up would need to be well connected, though (hint hint :-).
> A problem I find with the mailing list is that *everything* is here,
> which is not necessarily a good thing :).  I delete more than I read,
> and it takes a while for the mail to get through.

Whilst I'm not innately opposed the idea of a bulletin board (server,
archive, whatever), please do spare a thought for us plebs without internet
connections (mind you; I am working on it!). Anyway, the mailing list format
is a Good Thing for developers conferences; there's typically a much lower
noise level than newsgroups/bulletin boards/IRC (mailing lists are typically
much more intimidating to new users :-)

There is probably scope for creating channels on this mailing list, but I 
don't think it's too bad at the moment.

Christopher Fraser              ``Insult is the lowest form of flattery''