From:
"Ed Hall" <edhall@brillig.com>
Sent: 12/28/2001 11:53:42 AM
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RE: [gpsstash] Do we want a usenet group? (RFD)


> Eric O'Connor (geo@cachestash.com) wrote:
> I hoping you can do me a favor.
>
> Right *after* you add a click/zoom square for the area just North of
> Berkeley....

The Census Bureau's tiger map pages are currently down (and have been for
most of the holidays). Until they come back up, I can't create any new US
zoom maps. Sorry 'bout that!

> Could you (and any others) possibly post your consent to the thread
> being cross posted to the following groups?
>
> sci.geo.satellite-nav
> news.groups

Done! Some of the argument against a newsgroup seems to be that there isn't
enough traffic ON USENET to support a new newsgroup. I myself have never
posted on sci.geo.satellite-nav because I considered geocaching off-topic
for that newsgroup. I suppose we could take our discussions over to that
venue for a while to show them how much traffic there is... *wink*

-Buxley

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Ed Hall (edhall@brillig.com) http://www.brillig.com/
"There's a hell of a universe next door: let's go!" - e. e. cummings


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric O'Connor [mailto:geo@cachestash.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 1:19 PM
> To: gpsstash@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [gpsstash] Do we want a usenet group? (RFD)
>
>
>
> Buxley wrote:
>
> >I like the idea of having a newsgroup!
>
> I hoping you can do me a favor.
>
> Right *after* you add a click/zoom square for the area just North of
> Berkeley....
>
> http://www.brillig.com/geocaching/san_francisco_peninsula.shtml
>
>
>
> Could you (and any others) possibly post your consent to the thread
> being cross posted to the following groups?
>
> sci.geo.satellite-nav
> news.groups
>
> I'd like anyone who's opposed to voice their concern as well.
> I'm not in favor of the newsgroup if it will detract rather than
> enhance the hobby.
>
> I don't post to the Navicache forums, but I lurk there.
> I've seen a lot of informative post but only have so much time in the
> day. If creating a third forum will spread things too thin I want to
> know about it.
>
> Personally I'd like all traffic from all sites to migrate to a text
> based medium such as usenet. I may very well be in the minority.
>
> I've never been very comfortable with the idea of someone owning the
> predominant discussion board. It has an affect on the way I post.
>
> I'm not, for example, mentioning the usenet idea in the web forums.
>
> >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.
>
> >Great idea!
>
> Do I have your permission to share this idea in the groups listed
> above, or would you care to do this yourself?
>
> I'm not in the habit of posting email'd information into a usenet
> forum and I won't start now.
>
> Thank you for the feedback.
>
> Choberiba / Eric O'Connor geo@cachestash.com
>
>
>
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