Replies to spam

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Sun Nov 27 08:02:54 UTC 2016

On Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:31:20 +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
>my experience with forums is always unfavorable, messages on a
>specific topic are practically impossible to find.

I'm in favour of mailing lists, too, but your claims aren't correct.
The mailman archives don't provide a search engine at all, forums
usually provide a search engine. Often mailman archives are mirrored by
nabble and gmane, but their search engines don't work well. However,
startpage/google searches work very well, including mailing lists and
forums, it's just useful to know how the search engine has to be used.
Unfortunately duckduckgo and other search engines can't compare to
startpage/google, this is important to know.
Startpage/google often works better than searching folders with
received mails by a MUA, unless we didn't use tags for important mails.

>Besides, mailing lists work even without a graphical interface on the
>user's end.

Forums do so as well, we are usually just not used to terminal
browsers. Blind users using braille usually are used to those terminal


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