Does any of this have anything to do with dishonest (stamp) dealers?
> There are many complaints about dishonest stamp
> Some of the things I have read in stamp
> newsgroups could be grounds for libel.
I'm not aware that the supreme court (for the U.S. jurisdiction anyway)
has extended libel to include things posted in a newsgroups.
That not withstanding, that could probably be said about every
newsgroup, so why single out stamp newsgroups?
> Stamp collectors seem to be every bit
> as outspoken as coin collectors.
Are you are surprised by this?
> The politics of the main stamp collecting
> organization makes the ANA look almost
> peaceful by comparision. Last thing I
> heard there was an ugly controversy about remodeling an old building for a
> stamp museum.
It's not for a museum. It's for a library and the APS headquarters. The
APS has outgrown its current headquarters.
> The stamp collecting newsgroup split
> into two categories after a bitter dispute
> and flame war that makes the flame wars in this newsgroup look like childs play
Boy, someone's got a itch that hasn't been scratched in over four years.
That's right, that bitter dispute, flame war, and reorganization was was
over four years ago. Most of us are living in the present and things
that happened four years ago are pretty much irrelevant.
Compared to some of the *** and downright rude people I've encountered
in this group, rcsd is a dream. That hasn't stopped me from reading
r.c.c. though. I just killfile the *** people and life is good.
Kaleb S. KEITHLEY