Sterling Chen says: > I vote yes as long as there is no similarly "serious" film/screen > group on Usenet at the moment. 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. But if there is already > a comparable group on the Usenet, I don't see the need for a gateway. There is, in fact, a small, monitored USENET group that serves a serious scholarly purpose: rec.arts.cinema. The flow of informational requests and the like on it is a trickle compared to the silly flood of Kevin Bacon debate on rec.arts.movies, and there is never really a discussion on rec.arts.cinema that compares to the "Man Bites Dog Bites Screen-L" debate of recent weeks. So I say let USENET have its blather channel and its serious channel and KEEP SCREEN-L AS IS. Harrumph! Shawn Levy | "I used to have such sweet, sweet dreams, [log in to unmask] | But now it's more like an air raid."