Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Twin Peaks, nay.
From: email@example.com (Michael A. Petonic)
Date: 1990-11-15, 15:37
I don't think that twin-peaks should have a newsgroup in the "rec"
heirarchy for the following reasons:
1) Twin Peaks represents a trend. No matter how much quality
there may be, trends come and go (by definition). The
"normal" (non-alt) newsgroups should be fairly stable, not
reflecting every slight surge or depression in interest.
2) Someone (erroneously, as it turns out) argued that their machine
doesn't get the alt groups, so Twin Peaks should be carried on
the rec groups. Well, I think this is a pretty self centered
argument. If we use this argument for all of the alt groups
that anyone may have an interest in, then we run into the
danger of overloading news servers who don't carry alt groups
(for disk space considerations) but do carry the other groups
and pretty soon, *every* "non-work related" group will go away
on some machines. Please, think of the larger picture.
Michael A. Petonic