i know what NNTP is. the question was more like, what the fuck does this have to do with my question? i'm asking about a bitcoin discussion mailing list. that's obvious, isn't it?
Don't hold back now, tell us how you really feel.
I'm a wee bit old fashioned - I don't look at a statement like "Nigga what?" and think "ooh, that must mean what does NNTP have to do with a question about mailing lists?
" I guess I'm just not hip to the lingo you young 'uns are using, so the obvious-ity whooshed by me.
Back to the topic at hand, you'd need to ask Basiley, who kindly addressed your question. I'd imagine it's due to the remarkable similarities between mailing lists and usenet - both are readable in email clients - and the advantages many people would perceive usenet having over mailing lists.