Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/03/01/19:22:45

From: ao950 AT FreeNet DOT Carleton DOT CA (Paul Derbyshire)
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: --off topic?-- This newsgroup: oddity
Date: 1 Mar 1997 07:23:29 GMT
Organization: The National Capital FreeNet
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Message-ID: <5f8lhh$>
Reply-To: ao950 AT FreeNet DOT Carleton DOT CA (Paul Derbyshire)
To: djgpp AT delorie DOT com
DJ-Gateway: from newsgroup comp.os.msdos.djgpp

This is a globally distributed newsgroup, yet it seems to have peak
article flow times and lax times like now. The lax times correspond to the
wee hours of the morning in the western area, e.g. North and South America.
Yet there are English speaking countries all over the globe, notably
including England, where it is probably morning rush hour by now, and
Australia, where it is mid afternoon.

Additionally: where do people go that want to disacuss djgpp in French? Is
there a whole parallel hierarchy of usenet for other major languages,
generally visible only to sites in countries where that's a prominent
language? Here in Canada then, I ought to be able to find a French version
for these newsgroups, whereas the US might have SPanish versions...?
    .*.  Where feelings are concerned, answers are rarely simple [GeneDeWeese]
 -()  <  When I go to the theater, I always go straight to the "bag and mix"
    `*'  bulk candy section...because variety is the spice of life... [me]
Paul Derbyshire ao950 AT freenet DOT carleton DOT ca,

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