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Re^6: Automatic Re-ing with numbers

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on Aug 12, 2003 at 00:27 UTC ( #283068=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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.

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Re: Automatic Re-ing with numbers
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Aug 12, 2003 at 06:45 UTC
    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.

        But anyone can create their own server and decide for themselves which groups to carry and how long messages should be kept. You are not dependent on "some server".
        There's no guarantuee that no messages will be lost.
        And here we have Nodereaper that may delete posts.

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

        And on Perlmonks people can edit their messages and delete the content.

        Abigail

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