Just a couple of thoughts guys...
With the volume of posting going on at RMR, I often find it difficult
locating or following particular threads.
What do think of the idea of splitting RMR up into sub-newsgroups based
on general topic? This would make it easier to find particular issues,
and might avoid flame wars over the suitability of material for the
There's probably enough volume in this group to support the following
rec.models.rockets.flight (launch systems, pyrotechnics, propellents)
rec.models.rockets.build (kit, scratch, plans, recovery devices etc.)
rec.models.rockets.CATO (why did my rocket fail?)
rec.models.rockets.launches (announcements, reports)
rec.models.rockets.theory (Sonic booms, CP/CG theories etc.)
rec.models.rockets.proto (protoypes, "did you see that NASA thing?" etc)
rec.models.rockets.NAR (NAR specific issues)
rec.models.rockets.TRA (TRA specific issues)
rec.models.rockets.CAR (no volume but we really need one up here)
rec.models.rockets.(other national/internationl orgs as required)
rec.models.rockets.regulatory (safety code, government reg issues)
rec.models.rockets.visitors (for general newbie questions)
rec.models.rockets (general, unclassified info)
Another thought I had... Might I suggest a rule of etiquette? When
posting, preface the subject line with MR, HPR, AR, or PRO (Model
Rocketry, High Power Rocketry, Amateur Rocketry, or PROfessional
rocketry) to indicate the category of rocketry your issue is addressed
to. I often find myself wanting to lecture on safety code to what I
percieve might be a newbie in MR, but if the question is addressed as an
Amateur Rocketeer, I'd not bother.
This along with a perhaps cautionary note in RMR.visitors would also
make sure that novices visiting the group became rapidly aware of the
differences and similarities of these various disciplines.
Canadian Association of Rocketry
Canadian Rcket Society