'Converting the piclist to a newsgroup'
|Andrew Warren <IX.NETCOM.COM> wrote: fastfwd
> The newsgroup-versus-maillist thread pops up here about once every
> six months... Each time, the OVERWHELMING concensus is that no one
> wants to "convert" the list to a newsgroup.
> Oh... And whatever you do, please don't ever ask for a "vote" here
> on the list (on this or any other topic) without an explicit
> instruction -- repeated a couple of times in all caps, preferably --
> that all votes are to be sent to you in PRIVATE e-mail rather than to
> the list at large. There are over 1200 members of the PICLIST; no
> one wants to read "I agree" or "I vote no" messages from each of
Since most of us are sick of this stupid thread, and don't want to see it
in the PICLIST any more, I have created a new mailing list to be used for all
future discussions of whether the PICLIST should be replaced by a newsgroup,
and all voting on that issue. The address of the new list is
To subscribe to this list, send a private message to
Be forewarned that no discussions or voting that takes place on the
piclist-replacement-newsgroup-list will be binding in any way.
Henceforth, if people try to bring up this topic again in the PICLIST,
please notify them via private email that they should use the
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