A recent post to r.m.r suggested splitting it into about 10 sub groups.
(I don't have the root post on my newsserver yet, so I'm starting a new
Having run a newsgroup split a while back, I can say that r.m.r probably
should not split into that many groups. In fact, the message traffic
doesn't warrant it.
What is needed is for a few people to exercise some restraint. If you
look at the big mega threads that consume the most bandwidth, you'll
find the same few people posting "Did So! Did Not!" messages and always
trying to get in the last word. A random sampling of messages from recent
threads hasn't shown any new information being posted.
I'm really, really fed up with it. You are overgrazing the commons,
peeing in the pool, playing bad music at 3 AM on a weeknight. STOP IT.
I'm the Net.Cop and I'm here to chew gum and kick ass. Guess what? I'm
In particular, I want the following people to stop messing up our
Some of the above post a lot of technical stuff. Keep it up.
Some of the above throw gasoline on the fire. Stop it.
The next time someone posts an inflammatory message, or trolls, don't
reply. If you want, I'll post the following message:
"There have been many long threads about political issues in the TRA.
Please look in the DejaNews archives for details."
It's time for a cease fire. Please. Pretty please with sugar and AP on
Edmund Hack \ "If I had a time machine,
N.B. remove second l in email address above.