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Re: Re^4: Automatic Re-ing with numbers

by sauoq (Abbot)
on Aug 11, 2003 at 23:40 UTC ( #283058=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Automatic Re-ing with numbers
in thread Automatic Re-ing with numbers

Which they shouldn't (when they're not replying to a specific point in a long post, anyway), since we have a perfect archive here.

I wouldn't call it a perfect archive given that, with relatively few exceptions, one can go back and change nodes he wrote ages ago if he is so inclined.

-sauoq
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Comment on Re: Re^4: Automatic Re-ing with numbers
Re^6: Automatic Re-ing with numbers
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Aug 12, 2003 at 00:27 UTC
    A good point. What I'm alluding to, though, is that it would at least doable for PerlMonks to keep a full history, whereas for Usenet, it's not even technically possible. Personally, I'd very much welcome a history feature that lets one review old versions of a node.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      What I'm alluding to, though, is that it would at least doable for PerlMonks to keep a full history, whereas for Usenet, it's not even technically possible.
      It's most certainly technical possible to keep a full Usenet history. There are many people around that never expire certain groups, and thus keeping a full history. And then there's google.

      Abigail

        It's up to each server which groups to carry and from whom. You can't even define "all of Usenet" in any useful terms.

        There's no guarantuee that no messages will be lost. With some newsgroups I used to subscribe I had the problem that none of the servers that carried them were very well connected.

        And people can add headers to a message to request that archivers not store it.

        There's a lot of hurdles that PerlMonks doesn't have per definitionem.

        Makeshifts last the longest.

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