Re: [R] Time for Usenet R Group?

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From: A.J. Rossini (rossini@blindglobe.net)
Date: Sat 31 May 2003 - 01:22:20 EST


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"Mike Prager" <Mike.Prager@noaa.gov> writes:

> I am finding that the flood of R email messages is becoming difficult
> to deal with, even using filters, etc., in my email client. Would we
> be better served by establishing a Usenet newsgroup? Would that be
> practical or impractical? Would it create problems for the
> maintainers of R?

everything is possible -- but you should ask whether the people you'd
like to be on the newsgroup would follow, and perhaps if it isn't just
a matter of modifying email client/usage of email work habits.

For me, it's mostly a matter of permanently sorting/scoring on a few
key people (r-core and 7 others) and temporarily sorting/scoring on
interesting threads/topics, and that seems to take care of 95% of the
information I'm looking for (i.e. orders the mail to read, when I
want/need/etc to read), the rest ending up in an
end-of-the-day/week/month mailbox/folder to peruse later. But your
needs might be different.

best,
-tony

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A.J. Rossini  /  rossini@u.washington.edu  /  rossini@scharp.org
Biomedical/Health Informatics and Biostatistics, University of Washington.
Biostatistics, HVTN/SCHARP, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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