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Re: Who keeps the COLA stats?

  • Subject: Re: Who keeps the COLA stats?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 May 2006 16:24:24 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
  • References: <1146819374.128715.279480@u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com> <1146832280.604592.283380@y43g2000cwc.googlegroups.com> <1604546.0H95uzWoUg@schestowitz.com> <z%n7g.929$u4.453@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net>
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__/ [ Tim Smith ] on Sunday 07 May 2006 16:03 \__

> In article <1604546.0H95uzWoUg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Newsgroups statistics are nothing new. There are many scripts lying about
>> (some public, some private) for mailing lists as well. You can search the
>> Net and post stats to your favourite groups/lists.
> A large number of usenet stats on groups and on posters are here:
>     http://netscan.research.microsoft.com/

I  have  seen it before (last year), but it's nowhere as scary  as  Google
Groups  profiles, which make it very easy to learn posting history, habits
and identity.

> (And no, I haven't read the entire thread to see if someone already posted
> it).

Later  I  realised  that  you had posted  another  message  (just  minutes
afterwards).  Therein  you  wrote more than a single  word.  Perhaps  it's
nothing  more  than  my humble opinion, but if a message takes  longer  to
click  and  'calibrate' sight on than it takes to read, it  become  rather
obsolete.  It  just  adds  to traffic and  clutter  while  bearing  little
substance  (knowledge/information). I can think of a few newsgroups  where
inane one-liners drove me away.

Just my opinion...


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