• Re: request for discussion

    From Chris Schram@21:1/5 to Solearned on Mon Jan 23 03:02:15 2023
    On 2023-01-22, Solearned <tuffexterior1959@gmail.com> wrote:
    I would like to start a new group for we users to discuss anything
    that is on our minds sort of like a Dear Abbey. We can call it Dear
    RayB or whatever where we can throw a thought out there and users can
    unload or just post good things like my daughter had a baby or my cow
    had a calf or I'm stressed out today or I had a great day. An open
    forum to get away from the negativity that is everywhere we turn out
    there and just close that off and chill out. What ever users want to
    write about whatever is on their minds and all of us can just run with
    it and feel good about being there (in the group).
    Thanks

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but we are no longer living in the 1980s.

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  • From David E. Ross@21:1/5 to Solearned on Mon Jan 23 03:02:23 2023
    On 1/22/2023 8:14 AM, Solearned wrote:
    I would like to start a new group for we users to discuss anything
    that is on our minds sort of like a Dear Abbey. We can call it Dear
    RayB or whatever where we can throw a thought out there and users can
    unload or just post good things like my daughter had a baby or my cow
    had a calf or I'm stressed out today or I had a great day. An open
    forum to get away from the negativity that is everywhere we turn out
    there and just close that off and chill out. What ever users want to
    write about whatever is on their minds and all of us can just run
    with it and feel good about being there (in the group). Thanks

    Since you suggest a topic-free newsgroup, I do not think it would fit
    into the Big8 hierarchy. Thus, I suggest you consider an alt.
    newsgroup. Just be aware that, without any specific topic, it is likely
    to become a sewer of hate, conspiracy, misinformation, and abuse.

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    the right thing. (© 1997 by David Ross)

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  • From Rayner Lucas@21:1/5 to All on Tue Jan 24 01:49:31 2023
    In article <1%bzL.51590$OD18.33075@fx08.iad>, tuffexterior1959@gmail.com says...

    I would like to start a new group for we users to discuss anything
    that is on our minds sort of like a Dear Abbey. We can call it Dear
    RayB or whatever where we can throw a thought out there and users can
    unload or just post good things like my daughter had a baby or my cow
    had a calf or I'm stressed out today or I had a great day. An open
    forum to get away from the negativity that is everywhere we turn out
    there and just close that off and chill out. What ever users want to
    write about whatever is on their minds and all of us can just run with
    it and feel good about being there (in the group). Thanks

    Such a group would most likely fit best under the alt.* hierarchy, as
    David E. Ross says. In fact, given the huge number of groups in alt.*, I
    do wonder if there's already a group for positive, feel-good posting
    that you could join.

    A couple of possibilities might be:

    alt.cuddle, which is a group for people who would like a hug and/or some general positivity. Seems very quiet at the moment, but if you can get a handful of people together you could bring it back to life.

    alt.callahans, a virtual bar where you can talk about nearly anything
    and find a few friendly ears to listen. The group has some regular participants, and I'm sure they'd be delighted to see a newcomer. (but
    note that there seems to be one resident spammer/kook that you'll want
    to put on your ignore list)

    The group was originally created as an online version of "Callahan's
    Place" from the books by Spider Robinson - there are some group
    traditions that trace back to the stories, and some participants even
    used to write their posts in a roleplaying sort of style. You don't need
    to have read the books to post, though; the FAQ below explains things
    like what the tags in the subject lines are for, and why some posts have
    a ***crash*** sound effect.

    See:
    https://everything2.com/title/alt.callahans http://www.faqs.org/faqs/callahans/allabout/part1/

    Anyone know of any other groups?

    R

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