newsgroup for cacti?

Tumbleweed fromnews at
Mon Nov 5 20:44:46 EST 2001

I for one am not keen on mailing lists. I've tried them from time to time
but end up leaving them for the reasons following;
With a newsgroup you can go have a look when you feel like it, and look back
at old posts on google, but ignore if you want to.
With email lists, you sometimes get inconvenient numbers of emails, which
either clog up your inbox, or need to be filtered off, and no threading, so
it can be difficult/impossible to follow discussions, plus you cant really
archive them in an accessible way.
Newsgroups OTOH are there to be looked at when you feel like it and dont
otherwise bother you. You also dont get bothered by a flurry of emails in
some flame war which are easy to ignore when they are in a single thread in
a newsgroup.

For those who like the email lists, can't you just continue with them and cc
to newgroups (or other way round)? After all, a newsgroup you dont subscribe
to isnt going to cause you a problem is it? And 1 more out of 50,000 plus
isnt really an issue either. Finally, I suspect its going to be easier to
find a newsgroup than an email list, I wasnt aware of the agilent one until
a couple of days ago. A newsgroup would bring everyone together into one
place, instead of several different web forums or email lists.


Remove 'spam' from email replies (but no email reply necessary to

"Cereoid*" <cereoid at> wrote in message
news:guFF7.983$Ql5.150006888 at
> Cacti_etc already meets your criteria, Brian.
> The forum is unmoderated, accessible by all and is not a Yahoo (or other)
> Club, Group or Community. Its not a newsgroup but it does performs in that
> function. If you receive e-mail, you can get Cacti_etc. The forum is free
> spam and attachments.
> I suppose I understand the format after all!
> Do you receive Cacti_etc, Brian? If not, you should.
> **************
> Cacti_etc is already an easily accessible mailing list and includes
> caudiciforms (fat plants). Its just not a newsgroup. Aren't you already a
> subscriber? You should be if you expect to be up-to-date in what's going
> in the world of succulent plants.
> Brian Watson <brian at> wrote in message
> news:1005000599.3761.3.nnrp-13.9e98ea3a at
> >
> > "Cereoid*" <cereoid at> wrote in message
> > news:nYxF7.11731$ep.1470856400 at
> > > And what is the appropriate forum?
> > >
> > > The original message was cross posted, so it should have appeared here
> > also.
> > >
> > > I don't have a bad attitude on the matter. I simply feel that such a
> > > newsgroup is unnecessary because there are already more than enough
> forums
> > > on the topic. A newsgroup would not contribute anything worthwhile.
> >
> > Then you don't understand the format.
> >
> > Newsgroups come devoid of ads and moderation, for starters, and many
> serious
> > computer users prefer to use their simplicity of format and
> >
> > Good enough reasons for me.
> >
> > > It would
> > > just be another free for all and not constructive or add to the
> > > understanding of the plants.
> >
> > Of course it would.
> >
> > The Yahoo (and other) Clubs, Groups and Communities are not accessed by
> all
> > computer-using growers for the reasons I have stated above.
> > --
> > Brian
> >
> >
> >
> >

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