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Re: ADMIN: Changing servers

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] ADMIN: Changing servers
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 22:50:38 -0700

As far as I am concerned, newsgroups/usegroups are not an option - for
the simple reason that you have no control over who can and cannot post.
There is no way to control flamers, nor language etc. Children are on
the list, and I have strong opinions about the ambiance of the list. The
archives are open to the public already. 

There have been a (very) few problems over the years, but a listserver
provides a method for dealing with them.


Iris Moose wrote:

> 2.  Set up a newsgroup such as rec.irises.  Since this group is of
> significant size and diversity it could be done fairly quickly as far
> as
> newsgroups go. Probably within 3 months.  There is protocol involved
> with
> this and mainly you just need someone willing to do the initial
> communication with powers-that-be.  If bamboo growers can get a
> newgroup or
> usenet group going surely irises could also.  The ease of use in this
> format
> is probably the best.  It will also attract many more participants and
> probably swell the ranks with new AIS members because of its general
> appeal.

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