On Fri, 8 Apr 1994, Robert Withers wrote:
> This is a voice against making screen-l a usenet conference. I originally
> checked out film-l and cinema-l and found them big timewasters, with lots of
> fannish chit-chat. I think on those lists someone mentioned screen-l, and on
> screen-l someone mentioned h-film, and I took the little bit of extra trouble
> to subscribe. I find the discussions here at a much higher level, with lots
> of useful information and many thoughtful insights shared. I think this would
> possibly degenerate pretty quickly as a usenet conference. The average user
> checking out usenet would have no basis for understanding a different
> character belonging to the cinema, film, screen lists, and I'm afraid they
> would all homogenize.
> Screen-l seems to have a fairly broadbased, international group of
> Has this developed simply by word of screen, and through those brave enough to
> search the list of lists?
> If screen-l were a usenet conference, I gather netters who don't have access
> to usenet would still be able to access sceen-l via e-mail, as now?
> Robert Withers
> Film Department
> Brooklyn College
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I agree completely with Mr. Withers. I lurk on usenet from time to time
and there is definitely some serious drivel occurring there.
Bismarck State College
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