From: Ron Bauerle <>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 1995 21:49:06 -0500

In article <>, (D.M. "Quozl" Falk) writes:
>Back in December, I made a suggestion in about having an
>"" newsgroup created.


>In the meantime, a mailing list had been created, which has,
>unfortunately, proved to be way too popular, and is too high traffic for
>a significant number of potential readers (such as myself, Ron Bauerle, &
>others) to handle.

Since my name's been dropped here :^), I guess I should respond...

I am in favor of the creation of the group. While I _can_ keep up with
_reading_ the traffic on the list, I can't keep up with _posting_ to it;
for some reason I feel this would be different for a newsgroup
(probably because if I don't reply to a post, eventually it gets
deleted, whereas e-mail is forever, until I run out of disk space
:^)). The last is another reason why I favor a group over a list: I
read Usenet on a different system which doesn't enforce (yet!) disk
quotas, thus I can save as much of Usenet as I want. E-mail I have to
archive to my home PC every so often just to free up space on my work

Also, the list has the usual problems of off-topic posts and stuff I
don't want to read: e.g., game stuff (which is supposed to be
off-topic), and now a thread about "perverted" images... This would
still be on-topic to, but make it easier for me to skip it.

Guess that's all I have for now - so what _does_ it take for an alt
group to be created? (Maybe I should read the FAQ that's always
showing up...)


Received on Mon Feb 20 1995 - 21:48:16 PST

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