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Posted by amdx on January 26, 2012, 5:33 pm
   Hi all,
  Anyone want to discuss creating a LENR newsgroup.

My first thought is;


Here's a tutorial for alt.** newsgroups.


I don't have the time, knowledge, or determination to
follow this idea through to completion.

I do want stimulate the desire in someone else.

                       Thanks, Mikek

Posted by amdx on January 26, 2012, 5:38 pm
On 1/26/2012 11:33 AM, amdx wrote:

   I found this on http://nylon.net/alt/barb.htm

I don't think this will be hard to make happen at this time
with all the discussions about LENR and E-Cat.


The proponent is responsible for seeing that the group is added to
servers. He must request the group from the providers he subscribes to,
and he must advertise the group to other users and ask them to request
the group on the servers they use (and tell them how to reach their news
administrator). Almost no administrators will add an alt group until it
is requested by a subscriber. Without multiple copies of the group on
many servers {propagation), the group will die for lack of users.

The proponent must be prepared to nurse the group for at least six
months or until the traffic becomes self-sustaining.It means searching
out the users who are discussing the topic in other groups and asking
them if they want and would use a new group. It means constant posting
of interesting material to the new group. Users who do ask for the group
and find it empty or boring will not return. At that point the group
becomes a spam trap on the servers who have added it. This frequently
happens to topics of short-term interest or one-note joke groups."

Posted by Morris Dovey on January 26, 2012, 6:02 pm
 On 1/26/12 11:33 AM, amdx wrote:

It would probably fit better as alt.energy.lenr - but it's worth asking
yourself "who is going to post" and "who is going to read", and then
considering what signal-to-noise ratio the group is likely to have...

Morris Dovey

Posted by amdx on January 26, 2012, 6:07 pm
 On 1/26/2012 12:02 PM, Morris Dovey wrote:

   I had thought about signal to noise, my real concern is the noise
I've been putting on the group we share. But the group hasn't had much
else lately.

Posted by BJACOBY@teranews.com on January 27, 2012, 6:00 am
 On 1/26/2012 1:07 PM, amdx wrote:

This is doubtless a bad idea. First because the interested parties are
few and second because it will be a MAJOR noise target for "debunkers"
determined to disrupt any reasonable civilized discussions with the
usual name-calling and thread highjacking.

If you want an example just go take a peer at ANY of the UFO groups.
Have you EVER and I mean EVER seen ANY reasonable discussion of credible
UFO data there? Nay. Instead it's a personal posting ground for all UFO
"strategic writers".  Expect the same for any LENR group.

I urge you to consider setting up a forum instead. You know like
PhysicsForums and the guitar forums etc. There are a million of them out
there and the all seem to use the same software. The downside is you
have to find a server and pay for software etc. but it allows a couple
of things that are essential. One would be moderating the discussions to
keep disruptors out. And the other would be that it would provide a nice
centralized storage area for all the important fundamental papers
(including user-supplied data) on the subject. You know, sort of a
combination discussion group and LENR "wikipedia" in one site.

The downside of a forum, is that once the "wrong" people get in charge,
it loses it's open character and becomes an organ of establishment
agenda (like PhysicsForums or Wikipedia).

Think about that. Like I said, go check the UFO groups to see what
happens to specialized groups like alt.LENR would be.

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