This is an announcement.
There is a new woodworking newsgroup: fam.woodworking in the new, family-
friendly fam.* usenet news hierarchy. If you're interested in this group,
please email a request to your usenet administrator and ask them to carry the
Administration Team for fam.* news hierarchy
Why do I feel all creepy when I read this? Who are these super net nanny
folks who think we need an alternative to the wreck? Must be too much
intelligence and real discussion to suit them.
And this all ages-family crap?? How does this apply to woodworking? Am I
suppose to show my three year old neice how to play with table saws and
routers? Talking about power tools with small children?? This sound far
more dangerous than any moronic line of logic these folks could muster up.
cool. I've been a little shy about using words like fuck on
rec.woodworking because my friends hang around here. but now I don't
have to be so reserved... I'm happy to hear your news that there's a
newsgroup just for using the word fuck in a woodworking context. thank
you so much, susan...
Well, if you limit your knowledge sources to only folks who talk nice, you
don't learn very much.
Which seems to be part of Susan's merry band of usenet censors agenda.
So, in effect, this is an attempt to "dumb down" woodworking discusions.
On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 13:55:36 -0400, "Lee Michaels"
Limiting it to the minimal propagation of a bogus new top level
hierarchy is even more limiting. You can of course create any usenet
group or hierarchy you want, but if you don't play by the big boys'
rules, then it won't propagate past your own server.
Why all the hostitility to this announcement? Is there some history
here that I don't know about? If there's an audience for a moderated
group, it will make it, otherwise, it will fail.
Susan Welchel wrote:
I was thinking along similar lines.
How could the new group have any impact on this group? As far as I'm
concerned, I'll extend my best wishes for success in her endeavor and
drop in on both groups to contribute and/or learn.
Whatever happened to 'live and let live'?
You definitely need to DAGS on her name as well as Vito Kuhn. Their
interest is in splitting the rec, not joining. They tried having their
own group formed and lost due to fraud in the voting process. If you
read some of their posts, you'll detect the holier than thou odor. Oh
hell, DAGS and all will be made clear.
Dave in Fairfax
reply-to doesn't work
use: daveldr at att dot net
They could make a million of them, and it would be fine- except for
the fact that there is an announcement every couple of months or so
from this twit and her buddy Vito reminding us all that the Wreck is a
filthy cesspool of naughty words and terrible vices. My experience
has been otherwise- very few groups related to any subjects I have any
interest in are nearly as clean or high-minded as this one, so I don't
take kindly to her raving. YMMV.
Yup. Tons of it. Susan and - what's his name - Leo or Leon or
something - wandered in here, pronounced us unfit, and blundered through
several iterations of telling us what was good for us, except that they
never came here to make their case, they just tried to come up with
groups to save us from ourselves. In the process, forged emails,
massive vote fraud, and continued absence of building support here
ensued. Whazzizname actually has a place on the net.kooks hall of shame
as a result of those, and his subsequent, actions.
If this is the same group that tried it about a year ago they are not
friendly - they can be vicious. Several of occasional Wreck'ers fell victim
to having counterfeited flaming, vulgar and insulting posts and emails sent
to other members in their names. My wife and grandkids got to read some of
this crap. That campaign probably caused some of the more casual Wreck
posters to drop out.
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