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Foteos Macrides MACRIDES at WFEB2.BITNET
Fri Sep 27 16:30:00 EST 1991

>Unfortunately some new users often get discouraged by the "volume"
>before they run into a case where the newsgroups prove to be of
>personal use to them.  [...]

        On a "BITNET-only" node like ours, this typically happens when a user
subscribes to a number of forums that "sound interesting" and then all of the
postings come in to his/her one Email account.  The "solution" is to set up a
system bboard which, though it gets its input via Email subscriptions,
thereafter functions like a UseNet NEWS reader.


 Foteos Macrides           Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology
 MACRIDES at WFEB2.BITNET     222 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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