Aren't you dazzled by the lack of interest in the topic?
Do you still want to start a newsgroup for cactus?
Cereoid* <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
news:ltIE7.14334$A84.2314472641 at newssvr15.news.prodigy.com...
> Are you trying to imply that the Cacti_etc forum isn't good enough?
>>http://www2.labs.agilent.com/bot/cactus_home>> That existing unmoderated forum is already open to everyone and has
> since 1994.
>> Are you a member of the Cacti_etc forum, Bruno?
>> BTW, there are several other significant Cactus & succulent Yahoo groups
> forgot to list below.
>> Bruno Plamondon <brunoplamondon at home.com> wrote in message
> news:1004587417.82061 at isc.org...> > REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
> > unmoderated group rec.gardens.cacti
> > This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of the
> > world-wide unmoderated Usenet newsgroup rec.gardens.cacti. This is
> > not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time. Procedural
> > details are below.
> > Newsgroup line:
> > rec.gardens.cacti All about Cacti and Succulents plants.
> > RATIONALE: rec.gardens.cacti
> > There is a need for a news group where people all over the world can
> > exchange information about Cacti and Succulents. Over 2500 species of
> > Cacti and 7500 species of Succulents originate mostly from the
> > Americas and Africa but are now cultivated in almost every countries.
> > The rec.gardens.cacti group is currently active but not distributed
> > world-wide in USENET because its original creation process failed
> > back in 1998. We feel that its new creation will help reach a
> > greater audience of Cacti and Succulents enthusiasts around the
> > world and allow knowledge sharing among botanists, collectors,
> > nurseries and scientists.
> > A search on Google groups from 07-29-01 to 10-28-01 produced 1844
> > results(excluding rec.gardens.cacti) for an average of 20.3 postings
> > per day related to Cacti:
> > rec.gardens.cacti 343
> > rec.gardens 856
> > rec.drugs.psychedelic 250
> > uk.rec.gardening 711
> > aus.gardens 27
> > A search on Google groups from 07-29-01 to 10-28-01 produced 1164
> > results(excluding rec.gardens.cacti) for an average of 12.8 postings
> > per day related to Succulents:
> > rec.gardens.cacti 67
> > rec.gardens 699
> > rec.arts.books.marketplace 42
> > bionet.plants.* 129
> > sci.bio.botany 59
> > rec.arts.bonsai 72
> > uk.rec.gardening 163
> > There are about 50 Yahoo groups related to Cacti and Succulents.
> > Cacti and Succulents are also very popular among French and Spanish
> > speakers.
> > END RATIONALE.
> > CHARTER: rec.gardens.cacti
> > rec.gardens.cacti is intended to be an unmoderated forum for cacti &
> > succulents enthusiasts to exchange information concerning
> > cultivation, propagation, events and trade concerning cacti and
> > succulents.
> > All topics for discussion relevant to Cacti and Succulents are
> > appropriate and would include, (but not limited to):
> > - Plant identification
> > - How cacti & succulents have evolved
> > - Climatic conditions that make cacti & succulents thrive
> > - Cultivation
> > - International trade
> > - Diseases and parasites
> > - Books
> > The primary languages of rec.gardens.cacti will be are English,
> > French and Spanish. Posting in other languages will be allowed, and
> > we encourage translations into one or all of the primary languages
> > for the benefit of the users of USENET.
> > The rec.gardens.cacti charter will be translated in the primary
> > languages and posted monthly in rec.gardens.cacti.
> > The rec.gardens.cacti FAQ will be translated in the primary
> > languages and posted monthly in rec.gardens.cacti and news.answers.
> > This group will be unmoderated. Flame wars and bad language are
> > strongly discouraged. No posting in HTML, with binaries,
> > attachments, spam or commercial ads will be accepted. Pictures will
> > have to be sent to alt.binaries.pictures.gardens for plant
> > identification.
> > END CHARTER.
> > PROCEDURE:
> > This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes. In this
> > phase of the process, any potential problems with the proposed
> > newsgroups should be raised and resolved. The discussion period will
> > continue for a minimum of 21 days (starting from when the first RFD
> > for this proposal is posted to news.announce.newgroups), after which
> > a Call For Votes (CFV) will be posted by a neutral vote taker.
> > Please do not attempt to vote until this happens.
> > All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.
> > This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation
> > guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and
> > "How to Format and Submit a New Group Proposal". Please refer to
> > these documents (available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have
> > any questions about the process.
> > END PROCEDURE.
> > DISTRIBUTION: rec.gardens.cacti
> > This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups:
> > news.announce.newgroups
> > news.groups
> > rec.gardens
> > uk.rec.gardening
> > bionet.plants
> > Pointers will be posted to these newsgroups:
> > aus.gardens
> > rec.drugs.psychedelic
> > triangle.gardens
> > Pointers will also be posted to these Yahoo groups:
> > <ADENIUM at yahoogroups.com>
> > <Cacti_and_Succulents at yahoogroups.com>
> > <other_succulents at yahoogroups.com>
> > <Aloe at yahoogroups.com>
> > <South_American_Cacti at yahoogroups.com>
> > <epi at yahoogroups.com>
> > Proponent: Bruno Plamondon <brunoplamondon at home.com>