They appear to be legit. This can be a good thing. If Susan and Vito ever
really submit a multiple group reorganization, the rebuttle from NAN would
be "There's already an alt.* group like that". If the soft wreck proponents
were behind these three new groups, the charters would probably be much
more restrictive and preachy. If the kook(s) was/were behind them, there
would probably be a more ridiculous/crude element to the charters.
Not to worry. Propagation of alt.* groups is poor, compared to Big-8
Like I said..someone following the discussion. He appears to favor the
creation of new groups :-) I still think if it was meant to be a troll
attack, there would have at least been some kind of an announcement to get
a rise. Let it play out for a while before slamming the guy. The alt.*
hierarchy is unmanaged; anyone with proper access and skill may create new
If the news.groups kook was able to send out control messages, he probably
would have put them in rec.* instead of alt.*.
None of the new alt.* groups were hijacked, because they were never under
any discussion. The only proposed woodworking group was
rec.woodworking.all-ages, that was in rec.* not alt.*, and there was no
alt.* version of all-ages created. You should be careful what you accuse
people of without proof.
Thanks for the heads up. They appear to have been legitimately created by
the admin of a small NSP..probably someone following the discussion who
wanted to beat Susan and Vito to the punch, and shoot down their chances
for proposing a reorganization of rec.woodworking. I don't see any
connection to the soft wreck proponents. The charters are too loose, and
there is no mention of "decency" or foul language. The alt.* hierarchy does
not require a vote, unlike the Big-8.
From the control messages..
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