Re: ADMINISTRIVIA: Usenet and NNTP and Oracle-L, oh my!

From: Don Seiler <>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:44:07 -0600
Message-ID: <>

Reminds me of my early days begging for help on /me wipes a tear.

On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 12:14 AM, Mark J. Bobak <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just a bit of news regarding a new feature that FreeLists is now
> offering. If you're an old dinosaur like me, and remember Usenet
> newsgroups, like, this may bring up some *old*
> memories.... :-)
> As of now, you can access a 60-day rolling window of Oracle-L content via
> any NNTP-based news reader client. Simply point your news reader to this
> URL: nntps://, and you should see 'Oracle-L' as a
> subscription option. That's all there is to it.
> Some quick points:
> - Oracle-L is *not* turning into a Usenet newsgroup.
> - If you don't know or don't care about NNTP, you can ignore this
> message, and nothing will change.
> - This is a *read-only* interface. There will be no way to post to
> Oracle-L via NNTP.
> - This is purely an option, you don't need to care about or use it, if
> you don't want to.
> - Currently, this is a new feature, and is in beta. Any and all
> feedback, positive or negative, is welcome, and I'll forward to the
> FreeLists guys.
> Questions or concerns? Let me know.
> That is all.
> Thanks,
> -Mark
> Mark J. Bobak
> Oracle-L mailing list administrator

Don Seiler

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