Roy Schestowitz

Groups of Involvement


Groups I am involved in reflect on my interests. I am currently subscribed to (usually out-of-date):
  • alt.comp.os.palm
  • alt.comp.sys.palmtops
  • alt.comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
  • alt.fitness
  • alt.fitness.weights
  • alt.html
  • alt.internet.search-engines
  • alt.os.linux.suse
  • alt.support.diet
  • alt.www.webmaster
  • comp.ai.vision
  • comp.graphics.apps.gimp
  • comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
  • comp.infosystems.www.authoring.stylesheets
  • comp.lang.c++
  • comp.lang.java
  • comp.soft-sys.matlab
  • comp.sys.palmtops
  • comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
  • comp.windows.x.kde
  • free.uk.health+fitness
  • gmane.editors.lyx.devel
  • sci.image.processing
  • sci.med.nutrition
  • uk.comp
  • uk.comp.misc
  • uk.comp.os.linux
  • uk.comp.os.win2000
  • uk.comp.os.win95
  • uk.comp.peripherals.misc
  • uk.comp.sys.laptops
  • uk.comp.sys.palmtops
  • uk.finance.stockmarket
  • uk.net
  • uk.philosophy.atheism
  • uk.philosophy.misc
  • uk.tech
  • uk.tech.home-automation
  • uk.tech.misc
I also used to be (briefly) subscribed to:
  • uk.politics
  • uk.finance
  • uk.local.manchester
and a few more that I fail to recall or prefer not to mention. Most often I left groups due to high levels of spam. My subscriptions appear to be broadening, so I will try to keep the list above up-to-date. I dedicate equal levels of attention to all groups, helping people ~95% of time and rarely ask for assistance. It is a a matter of contribution and mutual support, not a case of becoming a "community whore", a troll or a faraway lurker.

Mailing Lists

I am currently a part of mailing lists relating to:
  • CSS
  • RSSOwl users
  • RSSOwl testers
  • WordPress Hackers
  • WordPress Announcements
  • wp-pro
  • wp-svn
  • wp-testers
  • wp-pro
  • wp-svn
  • wp-trac
  • Enigmail (Mozilla)
  • Feedlounge
  • Firefox GoogleBar
  • PRGoogleBar (the Firefox GoogleBar project port/successor)
  • XMMS Development
  • Spam-stopper
  • Desktop Linux Discussion (OSDL)
  • GIMP Users Group
  • Horde Users
  • LyX Users
  • LyX Announcements
  • suse-kde-help
  • opensuse
  • opensuse-announce
  • S5 project
  • ...some other entirely dormant lists
There are also more local mailing lists such as: Other, non-virtual communities:
  • UPA North
  • Manchester PHP Meetup Group
  • WordPress Support (old)
  • ...

I love newsgroups, I can live with the disadvantages of mailing lists, but above all I prefer feeds, which are becoming very wide-spread. There is a certain type of 'hierarchy' that I ascribe to different methods of information-fetching:

In simple terms, I always prefer feeds where they are available. I also like newsgroups and the ability to keep track of changes in static news section. Mailing lists are the last resort for keeping up-to-date with change and I prefer to navigate using an extensive portal rather than by relying on search engines.

Related Pages: UseNet Archive, Datebook

This page was last modified on April 11th, 2005 Maintained by Roy Schestowitz