To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
From: "shaji (s.) bhaskar" <bhaskar at bnr_ca>
Date: Thu, 11 May 1995 22:44:00 -0400
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You may have missed the initial part of the discussion on creating a
plant newsgroup. Archives of the whole discussion are available at
On to some personal opinions. Although I was initially in favor of
disbanding the mailing list in favor of the newsgroup, I now feel that
there is a constituency for retaining the mailing list. I still
believe a plant newsgroup should be created, and I will vote for it.
IMO, we should not gateway this mailing list into a plant newsgroup.
If we do, the list will be susceptible to all the problems associated
with newsgroups - scams, irrelevant articles, ads, flames, etc.
I agree with Dustin that a moderated newsgroup will be difficult to
set up. A moderator must have time to spare, a reliable network
connection, and thick skin. The moderator should also be perceived as
fair and level-headed, and preferably have some name recognition among
the plant people on the net. This is a tough set of requirements.