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Currently there is no good resource for quality mailing lists on the net, with Google groups being the best, but still kludgy.

Suggestion: Allow users to create their own yyy.stackoverflow.com, which uses Stack Overflow semantics. It has potential to become quite popular.

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Can someone elaborate on what this is for those of us not familiar with Google Groups? –  XMLbog Aug 6 '10 at 12:11
    
@Weblog, Google groups is a web-interface (google, incidentally..) for the very old Usenet newsgroups (which is still very much alive). –  falstro Aug 6 '10 at 12:42
    
@Joel Coehoorn: didn't you mean "status-declined"? –  Peter Mortensen Aug 6 '10 at 22:19
    
@Peter - no, I mean completed. Area51 effectively accomplishes this. –  Joel Coehoorn Aug 7 '10 at 4:01
    
@Joel actually I was more suggesting one that would be open to any new groups, arbitrarily... –  rogerdpack Aug 11 '10 at 21:58

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I think that would create way too much fragmentation. The Area51 initiative takes care of this by letting the sites with the most demand emerge.

I mean, just like with news groups, you'd get a lot of sites that are quite alike. I'd rather have just one StackOverflow instead of 10.

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True, and stackoverflow itself handles this with tags, which is...I suppose good enough for now. That doesn't mean there isn't a niche for something better than google groups but I suppose stack overflow isn't it. –  rogerdpack Aug 9 '10 at 11:06

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