Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Twin Peaks, nay.
From: (Michael A. Petonic)
Date: 1990-11-15, 15:37
Newsgroups: news.groups,

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