>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jailbait)
>I must say that I disagree with the plan to feed mailing lists into
>newsgroups. For a great many of the mailing lists out there, I think
>that if the list maintainters /wanted/ a newsgroup, they would have
>started one already. Most of the lists I know /like/ having some
>control over the readers of their lists that is not given by a
Indeed; in fact, many of us started our lists in avoidance of Usenet's
noise...I, for one, don't want my list treated as "another newsgroup."
Our colleague from AOL mentioned, however, that he would be contacting
list owners about their wishes for their lists. It would appear, there-
fore, that he's more than willing to abide by the owner's wishes. This
is a welcome sight in my eyes...
I might not have a problem with seeing "email@example.com" joining my
list as an exploder; however, I have no desire to see my list delivered
as "aol.starserver" or "maillists.starserver" within the Usenet frame-
work. I get more than enough "what's this newsgroup for?" messages now;
given the rather narrow focus of my list, I have no desire to see a flood
of misplaced folk asking about the labyrinthine options of the ps command.