Creation of newsgroup uk.rec.lepidoptera

Chris Raper triocomp at
Tue Nov 24 10:23:16 EST 1998

On 24 Nov 1998 13:34:06 GMT, rnh at (Richard Herring)

>In article <365b824a.2313872 at wingate>, Chris Raper (triocomp at wrote:
>> I suggest that if the proposer does not want to see non-uk postings
>> they should continue using the current sci group but use the kill
>> options in their reader more creatively.
>I fear that isn't a practical proposition. 
>There's nothing in *this* post, for example (except the crosspost to unnc)
>that would tell you whether or not it has any UK relevance.

True. But if you were totally UK-centric and didn't want any posts
from the US, considering the low volume of posts to the group anyway
it wouldn't take long to build up a list of kill-filters that would
ignore all threads with known US contributors.

Personally, I can't see the point in the uk group.
- It is going to be very poorly used - s.b.e.l is already pretty quiet
- It will cause a large number of cross-posts - due to the crossover
of interests with s.b.e.l
- It won't be carried on a list-server - so anyone in an organisation
that doesn't allow Usenet won't get it.
- With it's uk prefix it might illiminate contributions from UK
residents abroad or European contributors who might have relevant
observations to make. 

Personally, I would love to see loads of active UK lep enthusiasts out
there posting observations and UK related info - but, until I am
convinced that there are enough to warrant a seperate group (like
uk.rec.birdwatching) I will oppose the creation of the new group.

Best wishes,
Chris R.

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