Stephanie da Silva <rex!bonkers.taronga.com!arielle> writes:
> > If need be. Why would that be a bad thing? On second thought, why would I
> > "shut down" my list? And why would someone create a "competing" list, anyho
> This is an interesting view. Why would someone with a list on the
> same subject be competing? It's just a different list that covers the
> same topic. It's allowed. Tho I don't see why someone would want to
> start a list on a subject when there's already one that exists.
The "why" is simple--the listowner of the new list thinks they can make a buck
at what you're doing for free.
> Tho now that I think of it, if I had the choice between two lists on the
> same topic where one had advertising and one didn't, I think I'd join
> the latter.
Were that the case with TV and radio, PBS and NPR would dominate the ratings.
Now, could a list that had commercials be as good as a list without? Dunno.
The analogy may not carry over from broadcast media to net mailing lists.
Someone is going to try, however, you can bet on that.
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