I'd cast a no vote on alligning this list with USENET for these reasons: 1) I have a much more reliable mailbox than newsreader, and I imagine I'm not alone in this. The result is that I keep up with mail-lists more promptly/efficiently and use USENET less like a newspaper than a magazine, which is to say I graze, I don't participate, I don't get up from my desk to find a citation for someone, etc. 2) The focus and (dare I say) quality of discussion on this list is quite distinct from (and much more to my taste than) either rec.arts.movies or the cinema-l list that's carried on USENET. Those groups are extremely personality-oreinted, taste-driven klatches. Even despite recent griping on this list (which, by the by, I found needlessly shrill), the discussion, queries and debates here seem much more focussed than anything on USENET. Those are my initial justifications for my response, but I assure you there must be others, so violently did I cringe at the suggestion! One person's 'umble opinion.... Shawn Levy | "I used to have such sweet, sweet dreams, [log in to unmask] | But now it's more like an air raid."