Without people sending us email about news they hear about, we would barely get anything for news. But there are certain things we probably aren't going to post news about, because we assume more people here about it elsewhere than through this site.
The NIN Mailing List, for instance. Each month, we get several dozen thousand viewers coming to this page from nin.com. It's a safe bet that more people visit nin.com than any other NIN related website. It is also safe to say that there are more people signed up to the NIN.com email list than there are regular viewers here.
In addition, I'm on the mailing list. Twice. I sincerely thank the thirty people who emailed me about the email I got just before all their emails, but in the future, I won't be reposting specific news from the NIN mailing list like I just did.
In other news, I am working on an RSS
feed that reads from a POP3 email address, which will automatically update the front page when such an email comes through (along with a lot of other RSS-related goodies on the front page, but ... well, you'll see soon)