newsgroup for cacti?

Jay Denebeim denebeim at deepthot.org
Tue Nov 6 13:25:54 EST 2001


In article <kGRF7.12748$ah3.1614052459 at newssvr17.news.prodigy.com>,
Cereoid* <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote:

>The reason I prefer cross posting the topic is because Bruno (Psycho
>Cactus) cross posted his original proposal and I find it to be in bad
>taste that he insists on continuing the discussion in relative
>secrecy in a forum that does not include those who actually grow the
>plants.

What *are* you talking about?  The group being discussed is in the
Big-8, therefore it has to follow big-8 group creation rules.  One of
those rules is that the RFD is crossposted to various groups, however
it has its followups set to news.groups.

The intent here is so that people who are interested in the new
newsgroup can come over to news.groups to discuss that particular
group (we suggest that each group is discussed in one thread to make
this easy for people, although, as this message shows that doesn't
always happen).  The reason for this is traditionally people get very
upset when their group is flooded with off topic discussion about the
creation of a new newsgroup.

Nowadays there are some groups who get upset that things are being
'discussed behind their back' as if it wasn't trivial to read another
group for the diration.  So, currently what most people do is just
leave the newsgroups line intact and let the posters decide for
themselves.

I'm not going to do that in this case because the person I'm replying
to seems to be one of the froth at the mouth types.  I've set follow
ups to news.groups.  If you'd like to continue this discussion
crossposted to your home group(s) please modify the newsgroups line in
your reply.

Thanks
Jay Denebeim
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