Creation of newsgroup uk.rec.lepidoptera
Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk
Tue Nov 24 13:34:12 EST 1998
In article <01be1739$0d05a100$21e11ac3 at e5q5n1>
venters at interalpha.co.uk "Nigel Venters" writes:
> It's a funny old world really, plenty of people prepared to pontificate on
> what others should do or what they should and shouldn't see. Create a new
> group by all means, subscibe or don't subscribe. (I believe it's called
> choice) Subscribe to both if you want to. Give it a go and if it's no good
> then no-one will read it anyway.
> Nigel Venters
You are missing the point. For many people on this list there will be no
choice. For many years my only email access was via a green screened text
terminal on a mainframe. Many people do not have access to usenet and therefore
rely on leps-l to find out what is going on in UK butterflies.
If a new UK group is set up then the only responsible thing to do is
cross post. This renders a new UK group superfluous.
This proposal has not been thought through. It is being made by someone
who according to the archives has only ever made about FOUR postings to Usenet
It will also cause confusion because the cross posting system breaks down
for people on Leps-L . Currently this discussion is taking place in
about 4 or 5 different threads across the net because of it.
It is not easy to follow. This will happen to sci.b.e.l/leps-l if this
Neil Jones- Neil at nwjones.demon.co.uk http://www.nwjones.demon.co.uk/
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
National Nature Reserve
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