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Re: your mail

I agree with this point of view, although our news reader (usually) 
works, our sysop does not allow access to any alt newsgroups.  If the 
discussion were completely moved from the mailbox format, I too would be 
left out.  If we must create a newsgroup, why not under sci.geo or 
sci.bio?  At least a gateway would be better than just moving it.

     Troy Stoneking
     Director, Strickler Planetarium
     Olivet Nazarene University                 "The person who says it can't
     Kankakee, IL 60901                          be done should never interrupt
     Phone: (815) 939-5267                       the person doing it"
     Fax:   (815) 939-5071                                            Unknown
     E-Mail: tstone@olivet.edu

On Wed, 12 Oct 1994, etsi capularis ego vita fruar wrote:

> The one thing that concerns me about the proposal I saw for a new
> newsgroup is this:
> > There is a large and active mailing list for discussion of dinosaurs.  Some
> > people would like to see it moved to a USENET newsgroup.
> My problem is with the word "moved"!  I do not use newsgroups at all,
> principally because I'm on the wrong side of a firewall that often
> makes usenet news very unreliable.  (For a while I tried to use a
> newsreader, but every week or so I'd find that many of the newsgroups
> had disappeared, and only frantic calls to our admin group would serve
> to resurrect them.)  If the dinosaur discussion moves, I will be left
> out.  I don't believe that I'm alone in this concern.  I propose that
> instead of moving the discussion, we gateway it.
> -dick
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