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Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: Resuming HOWTO posting]
>David Lawyer wrote:
>> With about 200 mirror sites, is there much point in posting HOWTOs to cola?
In the above context cola = c.o.l.answers.
Sandy Harris wrote:
>Certainly c.o.l.announce should get all major announcements, things like
>of a new Handbook, a new mirror if it is particularly fast or well-located, ...
Agreed. But, I wasn't talking about c.o.l.announce.
>> If there is and it's easy to to, then OK. But if it will take some
>> time to write scripts to implement it, then it might be best to just
>> abolish the newsgroup.
>Quite difficult, not within the LDP's scope, and not a good idea.
We're talking about abolishing c.o.l.answers. I just checked it and it
seems dead (nothing recently posted) so in a sense it has almost been
>> "Answers" is just too broad of a topic for a Linux newsgroup.
>Nonsense. There are many *.answers newsgroups and have been for years.
>mainly for FAQs, but any informative periodic posting should be OK.
If there is significant interest in "answers" why is not anyone posting
there? Isn't "misc" a better name for answers to miscellaneous Linux
questions? We also have a number of specific Linux newsgroups and need many
more as the traffic on some is over 100 postings a day. But I don't see
much of a need for one named "answers". So we could suggest that
"answers" be abolished and that several new linux newsgroups be created.
I don't follow any of them, but those that do should have some ideas on
what new ones are needed.
>Any Linux FAQ document posted either to another newsgroup or to the web should also
>appear in at least c.o.l.answers, comp.answers (all computer FAQs) and news.answers
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