> If you had continued reading, you would have seen my comment that NOT ALL > news groups support list distribution or posting via email. NNTP is not > email. Usenet group moderators[*] can choose how to make their groups > available: the default is via list distribution and NNTP both, but the > moderator can deliberately disable one or the other - or only enable digests > via email, or disable posting.
I did read that part. I just didn't understand what you mean. I still don't. NNTP is not involved here, with the Racket community, as far as I know. The one thing that is clear is that NNTP is one of the many different technologies which these forums can get fragmented across. That is a problem. NNTP was originally designed to manage bandwidth way back when transfer of plain text was an issue. Today, text is trivial next to Bit Torrent, Netflix and other things which use up orders of magnitude more bandwidth. I haven't used NNTP in more than a decade now so I don't know if there have been improvements but, from what I remember, there is no reason to use it today. I can't think of any advantage it has over any other technology at all. If it does, let me know. Sometimes it's good to take another look at an old technology which you thought was basically dead. It's been, what? about 20 years, since an NNTP server was considered one of the basic services which you get from your ISP. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Racket Users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to racket-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/racket-users/B8C2C9A2-DA9A-4E9B-911B-40456BDF8765%40biomantica.com.