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starship-design: Re: Weekly newsletter
David Levine wrote:
> >Sure, but there are a lot of people who cruise Usenet far more than
> >and there is an easy way to post and reply. If someone wasn't "getting
> >they could be directed to the website and steve's e-mail list. i think
> >it would
> >be a good adjunct to our website and mailing list. but not a
> >replacement for
> >it. And it should have the name
> >alt.interstellar.laser.sail.fry.fry.fry ;)
> I'm just afraid that it would eventually wind up replacing the mailing
> BECAUSE of the ease and number of potential users. And I'd worry that
> someone on the list -right now- wouldn't have access eventually, because
> we'd move fully to usenet.
This is the "next-step" argument. it says we can't do step A because of the bad
conseguences if carried to it's logical next step B. the answer to this is of
course not to do step b if it has bad consequences.
Sorry to be pendantic about it, but starting a usenet group in no way implies
getting rid of the mailing list. Yes, we will have to contend with Crossposts,
Spam and Flames. So what? I still think that the benefits of having a usenet
group outwiegh the hassles of having a usenet group.
Kevin "Tex" Houston http://umn.edu/~hous0042/index.html