On Tue, 17 Oct 2000 09:03:33 -0700, Brian Mailman email@example.com:
Russ Allbery wrote:
Brian Mailman firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Sheila King wrote:
Here's one I came across recently, that looks promising: http://tgos.org/newbie/
Before you start pointing people there, please subscribe to alt.config and read all that "The Guardian of Sailor Moon" (tgos) has to say about newsgroup creation.
The content in the above pages isn't too bad, though, although I could nit-pick some of the technical details.
No, it isn't, and there's plenty I agree with him about. There's also a lot of things I don't. It seems the details you'd nitpick some find to be major--and not being a sysadmin, (I only lurk in nanap) I can't tell who's right. I believe that listing both categories might be offtopic for this list and I was attempting to make a neutral statement so that Sheila King could ascertain for herself the provenance of the advice.
I've never decided whether TGOS is a kook with spells of rationality or a sane guy who goes crazy on certain topics. In any case he's not in my killfile yet, although I've been sorely tempted of late. :)
In a nutshell, he keeps telling proponents they don't need a charter for a newsgroup knowing full well there are users coming to alt.config to say their ISP won't carry a group because there is no charter. His FAQ... ignore justification, traffic measurements, charters.... conflicts with all the other FAQs on group creation.