"Cereoid*" <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote:
>If the proposed newsgroup attracts persons who's only purpose is to
>pontificate and are not genuine Cactophiles nor have any interest in
>succulent plants, I am against it.
If it is set you can simply not subscribe to it.
>It will not attract those who are active members of
No problem then. It may attract members who read usenet instead.
>As I have said many times there is already a well established forum for the
>discussion of Cactus & succulents named Cacti_etc.
Where will you be when yahoo's server goes down, or they pull the plug
on some of the groups?
>Bruno (Psycho Cactus) is not an active participant
>in the other existing succulent plant forums and groups either. The same
>especially applies to Brian, who has absolutely no genuine interest in the
Maybe he's more interested in arguing the issue of a usenet group than
attempting to sidestep the issue.
>Cacti_etc is an easily accessible mailing list and includes caudiciforms
>(fat plants) in the discussion. If you are a genuine Cactophile, you should
>be a subscriber. Its the best way to be up-to-date in what's going on in the
>world of succulent plants and its absolutely free.
Another advantage of usenet is privacy, and the lack of a moderator
(in unmoderated groups). On a mailing list, if the moderator doesn't
like you you can forget about being there.