when to leave bionet.agroforestry
redoak at forestmeister.com
Tue Oct 28 10:27:17 EST 1997
> Forestmeister wrote:
> >I'd like to suggest that by the end of November - the "regulars" here
> >officially abandon bionet.agroforestry.
> I've only been reading this newsgroup for a month (and from an _unapproved_
> service at that!) and would like someone to explain what this move to
> alt.forestry is all about? Aren't most new newsgroups started when the volume
> in an established newsgroup becomes too high to handle, and a group of users
> with an interest in a particular subtheme goes off on their own (often
> remaining in the original group as well)? That doesn't appear to be the case
> with bionet.agroforestry.
agroforestry is not forestry
many search engines can't even find agroforestry if you enter "forestry"
into their search fields, some agroforesters don't want "normal"
forestry in their group
> Is the new newsgroup intended to appeal to just one segment of those with
> forest interests? If so, please be clear about it so those who are not the
> elite know their place.
Well, nobody's in control here, it just sort of evolved. I should think
it won't have any special interests. Anything to do with forests would
be appropriate, like the Civil War for example. <G> The new group is
just agroforestry without the misleading agro.
> For what it's worth, the extent of computer use among private forest
> landowners is very low, at least in the northeast. A majority still do not
> use computers, and when they do, they are likely to start out with something
> like AOL. Is the idea to discourage participation by NIPFOs?
I'm also a Yankee Nor'easter. I've noticed that in the past year I've
gone from zero landowners in my file cabinet having email to about a
half dozen. I wish they all had it; but the net is the wave of the
future, even in professional fields NOT known for revolutionary fervor.
What the heck is a NIPFO? <G>
> On another topic, thanks for posting your timber sale contract draft. It had
> some provisions that I'd been thinking about but had been hesitant to bring
> up, since I'd already asked our consultant for several changes.
It's grist for the mill and it will be modified before it's over; my
client has his lawyer reviewing it, so it will probably become
In any case, it was just a suggestion. It's what I'll do, everyone else
- do your own thing as we Woodstock Nation folks like to say.
Der Woodstock Forestmeister
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