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However, some administrators will, if their clients ask for it, create a newsgroup without awaiting the message from the administration ... as the other servers may not acknowledge its existance, they may (or may not) look for messages in that group.

That makes sense, and is probably what Melinda was referring to. I also lurk on news.groups, off and on, and sometimes the good stuff gets buried deep. (Sound familiar?)

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
That makes sense, and is probably what Melinda was referring to. I also lurk on news.groups, off and on, and sometimes the good stuff gets buried deep. (Sound familiar?)

Unfortunately, no. It is really early in the morning here, so I don't know if it because my brain isn't quite engaged yet, or just that I don't know what you are talking about.

Marcel and Moogli
That makes sense, and is probably what Melinda was referring ... and sometimes the good stuff gets buried deep. (Sound familiar?)

Unfortunately, no. It is really early in the morning here, so I don't know if it because my brain isn't quite engaged yet, or just that I don't know what you are talking about.

Ha ha ha
That's how I felt when I read (and then reread) your original answer.

On the third reading, it started to make sense.
Of course I barely understand how to turn my stoopid laptop ON, so this was definitely a problem on the receiving end.
Thanks for the well thought out reply, Marcel :-)
Tara
Of course I barely understand how to turn my stoopid laptop ON, so this was definitely a problem on the receiving end. Thanks for the well thought out reply, Marcel :-)

No problem. It is best if you remember that, unlike the web, which is slowly but surely becoming organized, UseNet (newsgroups) is still very much an anarchy. People who run servers (I use news.individual.net, you use Verizon, others use sympatico, etc) can put whatever they want on their server (barring any legal difficulties). Most of them follow the path of least resistance and have on their server groups that a volunteer body (the NAN team I meantioned in passing in my first post) have approved. However, they don't have to do that. They can put whatever they want on their server and don't really have to answer to anybody else (except their customers and their bosses, who are at times the same people and different people).

Marcel and Moogli