TOO MUCH VOLUME -- a proposal
Mon, 12 May 1997 17:30:42 -0700
>Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 19:57:04 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Jean-Philippe Theberge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: TOO MUCH VOLUME -- a proposal
>>>>>> "Marc" == Marc Wachowitz <email@example.com> writes:
> Marc> Fare Rideau <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> there is definitely TOO MUCH volume on the LispOS mailing list,
> Marc> If the flooding of people's mailbox is the problem, I
> Marc> suggest simply to carry this back to comp.lang.lisp and
> Marc> comp.lang.scheme, possibly with a common prefix in the
> Marc> subject line.
>A question: How are newsgroups created?
>Is it possible to make a new comp.lang.lispos?
>If so, i think this can be a good idea, i'm becoming overloaded with email too...
Inorder to create a new newsgroup in the comp hierarchy, you have to
go thru and RFP process, followed by a CFV stage. You need at least a
100 yes votes and you have to have at least twice as many yes votes
than no votes. The votes are counted by an independant person. It's a
rather time consumming process. If you were to go that route, the
group would/should be called comp.os.lispos. Oh, you'll need a charter
too. A much simpler route is creating a group called alt.os.lispos.
Anyone can create an alt group. The problem is that not every site
carries the alt groups, so you've reduced the number of people who can