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Re: [tlug] Open archives are bad?


Thanks for responding.
It seems to me that we might be adding more noise than content without
peer review.
I don't know exactly what you mean by "peer review", but I do know that this list has no better or worse a signal to noise ratio than any other technical mailing list that I've ever been on (and I've been on quite a few).

Much of the knowledge base is time critical
There's an interesting debate to be had there about whether or not all information used by humans is time critical, based on the perspective of the people using it.

But, esoterica aside, I think the damage done by some information, years old, falling out of date is far outweighed by information that is maybe only months old being found and used.

And you never know what information may be useful later. Five years from now a friend of yours might give you their 7 year old machine and you decide to install something on it...

Dave M G
Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
Kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
Pentium D Dual Core Processor

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