At 10:52 AM 12/27/01 -0800, Ed (Buxley) wrote: >How about placinging it isn the rec.games.* hierarchy? Maybe rec.games.gps? >Then, if needed, we could always branch that into >rec.games.gps.geocaching,rec.games.gps.geodashing, and whatever else gets invented.
I like the idea of leaving it at rec.gps.geocaching so it can branch into related, but non-game groups rec.gps.* for discussions on specific units or software, non-game activities, etc. (rec.gps.waypoints, rec.gps.confluence, rec.gps.software, rec.gps.rutabaga, whatever) The rec part covers the recreational aspect of it already. Sure sci.geo.satellite-nav covers these but rec.gps.* is simpler and more pedestrian. Maybe more easily found and maybe more likely to be carried by more providers. That'd leave sci.geo.satellite-nav less cluttered by our stuff and more focused on the technical stuff appropriate to that hierarchy.
Either way I'm all for it, I'd just done a search yesterday to see if anyone had started one yet. FWIW, an unmoderated usenet group is about as independent and non-partisan as you can get so it'd allow everyone to participate without having to register, accept cookies, or whatever from any of the main sites (not that there's anything wrong with that). It just keeps things out in the open for everyone.