Make this a news group


mark dambrosio <MarkDambrosio@...>
 

Why have this group in an e-mail group? Doesn't make much sense to
me. Why not have just a regular newsgroup like sci astro? Mark


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Rich N. <rnapo@...>
 

I'm all for talking about AP equipment on saa.

However, by having the equipment discussions
on an email list you, hopefully, will cut out the
comments by jerks who like to knock AP but
have never owned any AP equipment. JJG.
comes to mind.

Rich


Why have this group in an e-mail group? Doesn't make much sense to
me. Why not have just a regular newsgroup like sci astro? Mark


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Jeff Gill <jtgill@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Rich N. <rnapo@znet.com>
To: <ap-gto@egroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 10:39 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: Make this a news group


I'm all for talking about AP equipment on saa.

However, by having the equipment discussions
on an email list you, hopefully, will cut out the
comments by jerks who like to knock AP but
have never owned any AP equipment. JJG.
comes to mind.

Rich


Why have this group in an e-mail group? Doesn't make much sense to
me. Why not have just a regular newsgroup like sci astro? Mark
I think the big advantage is that not everyone has a newsserver that carries
every newsgroup, and a dedicated
AP newsgroup would most likely not have the traffic to be picked up by a lot
of newsservices. Plus, this format
is easier to moderate.

JT



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Derek Wong <dawong@...>
 

mark dambrosio wrote:

Why have this group in an e-mail group? Doesn't make much sense to
me. Why not have just a regular newsgroup like sci astro? Mark
Hi Mark:

Sorry about verification #, but I don't know what it means--all I know
is that you are on the list.

Newsgroups like s.a.a. are fine, but there are several disadvantages:

1. Spam city--I get several duplicate Viagra messages a day. E-groups
e-mail lists can be harvested, but it is much more difficult.

2. Extra messages--look at all the porno which already gets through on
s.a.a.

3. Moderation--there is no easy way to kick troublemakers off a
newsgroup--with an e-group all it takes is a keystroke.

4. Fewer useless debates--look at the GOTO vs. starhopping or Mak-Newt
vs. APO threads. Sure, there are a few useful messages, but many posts
are garbage. I have no problems with useful discussions, but when the
debate gets off topic it can be terminated.

Derek

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