Greetings and Salutations...
On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 21:18:22 -0700, Mark & Juanita
Well, there are something like 80,000 newgroups in Usenet...
and I don't see why having one more will make any serious difference.
Also, it is a pretty impressively small number of folks that can
create one. Consider that there are thousands (if not tens of
thousands) of people that read THIS newsgroup around the world...yet
only 373 cared enough to vote yea or nay on this one.
Remember...simply adding another group to post to does NOT
mean that rec.woodworking is going to be canceled and vanish.
In any case, the bottom line is that those folks that find
this too difficult a forum to deal with now have another place to go.
I will be interested to see if there is any traffic there at all.
I have tested the waters in a number of Ford-related groups, and,
found that in many, the only folks that post there are the spammers
that hit ALL the groups. So...post and read there if you want to...
or not...if you don't.
I'm not. The current voting process is a sham.
I can write a script that will cast 500 yes, and 500 no votes for every
CFV posted from legitimate email address (in that the ACK won't
bounce). They will all be real votes under the current system.
It's very tempting.
And we all look forward to their first post.
The voting procedure for new groups is a farce. Once you accept that,
it all comes into a meaningless focus.
I really wish Vido had the balls to stick with the moderated proposal.
But he wussed out, like so many cowards... unable to defend what he
thought he believed in. Now he can live with his choice.
You're an *official* news.groupie now, Dave. (IIRC you called yourself a
"junior" member or something like that) They are generally a good group of
people, but they're very opposed to any kind of changes to the current
system. Both of us have made some very constructive suggestions in recent
weeks, and almost nothing has come of it.
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