Re: #WWW on IRC

Christopher Fraser (
Fri, 25 Jun 1993 12:51:33 +1000 (EST)

But I thought Nathan Torkington said:
> What I thought would be really valuable is a WWW developers (possibly
> and users) BBS, telnettable to. That way the conversation could be
> subdivided into topics (``boards'' for Clients, Mosaic, Servers, CERN
> Code, WAIS, Getting Started, SGML-flamage, &c.). The site to set this
> up would need to be well connected, though (hint hint :-).
> A problem I find with the mailing list is that *everything* is here,
> which is not necessarily a good thing :). I delete more than I read,
> and it takes a while for the mail to get through.

Whilst I'm not innately opposed the idea of a bulletin board (server,
archive, whatever), please do spare a thought for us plebs without internet
connections (mind you; I am working on it!). Anyway, the mailing list format
is a Good Thing for developers conferences; there's typically a much lower
noise level than newsgroups/bulletin boards/IRC (mailing lists are typically
much more intimidating to new users :-)

There is probably scope for creating channels on this mailing list, but I
don't think it's too bad at the moment.


Christopher Fraser              ``Insult is the lowest form of flattery''