It's a mystery to me how it can come about that somebody chooses a web forum for communication, especially about TeX, because there are excellent news and mail reader, providing a much more powerful interface than any web browser ever could.
Of course I posted an extensive comment as answer.
- What are the advantages of TeX.SX for users, compared to Usenet, mailing lists and web forums?
- Which features are offered by Usenet or mail software that TeX.SX cannot provide?
- What are benefits of each communication medium, for the TeX community?
Of course I would be glad to read also about benefits of Usenet or anything! There's a great history, however at the moment I can hardly imagine how the I can research and browse 20 years of
comp.text.tex independently of the google engine.