email vs. newsgroup (again)

I mentioned this before and never got a satisfactory answer…at the risk of
being a pain I’m going to bring it up again because I think it’s important.

I’ve been checking in on the newsgroup “rec.sport.unicycling” off and on for the
past couple weeks and I’m quite sure now that this email list is NOT a mirror of
the USENET newsgroup.

Most messages that are posted to rec.sport.unicycling never show up on this
email list, and vice versa. At least, they don’t for me. For example, in the
past few weeks there have been postings on the newsgroup about a Schwinn giraffe
for sale, a 24" Semcycle for sale, a comment from someone about how “boring” his
unicycling performances have been, and a question about whether anyone wears
cycling shoes while unicycling. Did anyone on this list see those postings?

Likewise, messages posted on this email list like the “how small is too small
wheel-wise”, “cycling in NZ”, and (sniff) my own magnum opus “Catch a Wheel”
didn’t show up on the newsgroup.

However, there ARE some messages that seem to show up on both, like Tammy’s
request for help on forming a juggling/unicycling club. Overall, the activity on
the newsgroup seems to be larger, and at times more interesting.

It’s a shame that subscribers to one group are missing information from the
other. I’m no techie, so I have no answer for this…I’ll just keep checking in
on the newsgroup. But, isn’t there someone out there that could look into this
or at least explain it, or tell me who to contact that could help?

Rick Bissell

Re: email vs. newsgroup (again)

Greetings

In message “email vs. newsgroup (again)”, Rick Bissell wrote…
>I mentioned this before and never got a satisfactory answer…at the risk of
>being a pain I’m going to bring it up again because I think it’s important.
>
>I’ve been checking in on the newsgroup “rec.sport.unicycling” off and on for
>the past couple weeks and I’m quite sure now that this email list is NOT a
>mirror of the USENET newsgroup.

To tell you the truth, I am worried about that. I notice that lately there is
very little traffic on the mailing list. I never read the newsgroup, so I may be
missing a great deal.

Who is in charge of this? Perhaps Ken Fuchs … if the mailing list has been
missing stuff lately, perhaps it can be reposted.

>Most messages that are posted to rec.sport.unicycling never show up on this
>email list, and vice versa. At least, they don’t for me. For example, in the
>past few weeks there have been postings on the newsgroup about a Schwinn
>giraffe for sale, a 24" Semcycle for sale, a comment from someone about how
>“boring” his unicycling performances have been, and a question about whether
>anyone wears cycling shoes while unicycling. Did anyone on this list see those
>postings?
>
>Likewise, messages posted on this email list like the "how small is too small
>wheel-wise", “cycling in NZ”, and (sniff) my own magnum opus “Catch a Wheel”
>didn’t show up on the newsgroup.
>
>However, there ARE some messages that seem to show up on both, like Tammy’s
>request for help on forming a juggling/unicycling club. Overall, the activity
>on the newsgroup seems to be larger, and at times more interesting.
>
>It’s a shame that subscribers to one group are missing information from the
>other. I’m no techie, so I have no answer for this…I’ll just keep checking
>in on the newsgroup. But, isn’t there someone out there that could look into
>this or at least explain it, or tell me who to contact that could help?
>
>Rick Bissell
>
>

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Re: email vs. newsgroup (again)

Rick Bissell <rick@tridelta.com> wrote:

>I’ve been checking in on the newsgroup “rec.sport.unicycling” off and on for
>the past couple weeks and I’m quite sure now that this email list is NOT a
>mirror of the USENET newsgroup.

american.edu provides the connection between rec.sport.unicycling and the
unicycling@winternet.com mailing list for free.

It is quite possible that the machine or application which does this may go down
from time to time and this would explain why some messages are seen on both the
newsgroup and mailing list while others are seen only on one or the other.

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com

Re: email vs. newsgroup (again)

At 10:44 PM 1/14/99 -0600, Ken wrote:

>american.edu provides the connection between rec.sport.unicycling and the
>unicycling@winternet.com mailing list for free.
>
>It is quite possible that the machine or application which does this may go
>down from time to time and this would explain why some messages are seen on
>both the newsgroup and mailing list while others are seen only on one or
>the other.

I think I’ll track the postings on both locations over the next month to
document what is happening. If the disparity is as significant as I think it is
perhaps we can get american.edu to look into the problem.

-Rick