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Robert Withers <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 20 Apr 1994 19:13:18 EDT
Message of Wed, 20 Apr 1994 15:14:00 EDT from <[log in to unmask]>
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On Wed, 20 Apr 1994 15:14:00 EDT Sterling said:
>After reading through the wave of no votes I began to think about the
>issue.  Although I have no experience with the Usenet or its groups,
>I'm beginning to wonder that if there are already two newsgroups on
>the Usenet devoted to moronic film discussion, how many morons will
>actually go through the extra effort and try to contaminate our
>lovely ivory tower?
>And of these industrious morons, how many will stay on the list after
>getting a taste of the tone of screen-l?  Granted, the group may be
>have to suffer through temporary bouts of fluff or chain letters, but
>I think it will eventually pan out.
    The problem is, there might be nothing left of the "tone."  Bad money
drives out good.
                                 If the film groups on Usenet are all
>moronic, I'm sure there must be some people stranded out there who
>looking for something just like screen-l.
    There are, and I found out about screen-l because somebody posted the
list address on cinema-l.  So this can be done periodically.
>So a conditional yes if there is such a need on the Usenet.
     Have you heard about the Arizona lawyer who sent millions of messages
advertising his green card service to every address on Usenet?  This is one of
the new Usenet "needs."