Re: Create a CuSeeMe newgroup...

chas@chas.com
Wed, 1 Nov 1995 11:16:45 -0500


At 23:19 10/31/95, Bill Neisius wrote:

>Isn't it about time that this list became a newsgroup?

In general, I would oppose switching to a newsgroup. I've participated in
two mailing lists that did so and found it, for me, to be unsatisfactory.

When you're on a mailing list the messages come to you daily and directly
and you may read them or not, as you please. If you must affirmatively seek
out a newsgroup then, I find it doesn't get done because there always seems
to be something that needs to be done first. As a result, you lose touch
with the purpose of the mailing list and don't keep up with events.

Admittedly, there is a lot of beginners' stuff, but that is the purpose of
the List. Honestly, how many of you read comp.sys.mac.comm everyday, or
even once a week?

I would vote against the idea unless the List would be continued on
parallel track.

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