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Re: New Package for NonGNU-ELPA: clojure-ts-mode

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: New Package for NonGNU-ELPA: clojure-ts-mode
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2023 17:00:09 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@posteo.net> writes:

> ... a number of people are concerned about privacy and prefer to not
> expose their emails.

In which case, they can read or download the list archives, correct?

> Read-only access is precisely what I am talking about. But not for the
> whole list - just for a single thread.

So IIUC, you're proposing that a significant amount of time and energy
be expended on an endeavor meant to accommodate a very small fraction of
people who are loath to subscribe to the list, reluctant to browse the
list archives by hand, and desire the contents of a single thread to be
delivered to them, without sending mail to each of its participants and
thereby disclosing their e-mail addresses.  A mouthful, right?

If we commit to embarking on this journey, then several requirements
have to be met at its outset.  Servers to run such a Discourse instance
must be located, and the help of a system administrator ready to
dedicate his time to its maintainence must be secured.  Moderators must
enlist to filter spam and other distasteful content emanating from

All to accommodate a smattering of individuals, whose existence is only
attested by circumstantial evidence and word-of-mouth.

Does this not impart upon you the impression that the problem is
patently inconsequential, and the proposed remedy extreme?

> News gateway is much harder to setup and severely limits the available
> MUA.

I am told Thunderbird is also a newsreader, and it is installed by
default on most of popular GNU/Linux distributions.

> For example, I have never managed to do it and instead relying on
> emails.

Open Gnus, then type:

  B news.gmane.io RET

Search for:


then type RET.

> Sorry, but I still don't understand. All the mailing list emails are
> public already. How will the fact that some people read the same public
> emails anonymously not from lists.gnu.org web interface, but from their
> email client change anything?

If the capacity to subscribe to a single thread from an MUA is truly all
that is being pursued, we would be better off operating a service for
that express purpose than a bulletin board system.

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