Re: SETI-L: Alive or Dead?

Alfred A. Aburto Jr. (
Sun, 25 Jul 1999 06:38:17 -0700


I didn't know there was an alt.sci.seti group! ... I've seen
many SETI posts on sci.astro though ...



> David Woolley wrote:

> >
> > Is the SETI-L open-list is dead?
> It's not really a SETI-L proprietory list.
> It's dying because all the potential new members are on alt.sci.seti
> (although the quality of the postings is poorer and many of them are
> "my > "my SETI@Home is faster than yours", or "how do I make it so". Strangely
> I recognize no regulars on the group and Dr Shuch is no show
> on dejanews in any group.
> I think there is a need to review the charter for the list in the light
> of alt.sci.seti, and especially if sci.astro.seti is formed.
> Options are:
> - close it, to avoid balkanisation of popular discussion of SETI
> (this is already happening with regional lists, often with non-
> regional content, and commercial chat room based sites);
> - move it up market, somehow - this may require moderation;
> - make it into a digest of vaguely SETI related articles from other
> lists and newsgroups :-);
> - leave it as it is and watch it age.

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