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Any Interest in a newsgroup specifically for Motorola PowerPC?

Started by Paul Helmuth November 4, 2004
All,

Just wondering if there was enough interest in the Motorola PowerPC chips to 
set up a separate newsgroup?

I am assuming that there isn't one already, because I haven't seen a PowerPC 
group on the two servers that I use.

If there is enough interest (based on replies), I'll go through the exercise 
of trying to get one created.

Thanks,
Paul Helmuth
HP/SS Automotive 


Paul Helmuth wrote:
> Just wondering if there was enough interest in the Motorola PowerPC chips to > set up a separate newsgroup?
Don't bother. Just post about embedded PowerPC stuff in comp.arch.embedded and see what happens. Creating officially sanctioned Usenet groups is time consuming and annoying. Discussion phases, voting phases, etc. These sorts of hoops were justified when Usenet was more popular, and a general group had so much daily traffic that it made sense to create specialized children. Usenet is a lot less vibrant and useful than it used to be. If you need a special purpose group, let Yahoo! host it for you. If you find the Yahoo! terms and conditions prohibitive, host a web forum on your own hardware. My two cents, Kelly

"Paul Helmuth" <PaulHelmuth@SprintMail.com> skrev i meddelandet
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> All, > > Just wondering if there was enough interest in the Motorola PowerPC chips
to
> set up a separate newsgroup? > > I am assuming that there isn't one already, because I haven't seen a
PowerPC
> group on the two servers that I use. > > If there is enough interest (based on replies), I'll go through the
exercise
> of trying to get one created. >
What is wrong with "comp.sys.powerpc.*" ? -- Best Regards, Ulf Samuelsson ulf@a-t-m-e-l.com This is a personal view which may or may not be share by my Employer Atmel Nordic AB
Paul Helmuth wrote:
>Just wondering if there was enough interest in the Motorola PowerPC chips to >set up a separate newsgroup? > >I am assuming that there isn't one already, because I haven't seen a PowerPC >group on the two servers that I use.
Try comp.sys.powerpc.tech Andy
Kelly Hall <khall@acm.org> wrote in message news:<X%kid.17660$6q2.8396@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com>...
> Paul Helmuth wrote: > > Just wondering if there was enough interest in the Motorola PowerPC chips to > > set up a separate newsgroup? > > Don't bother. Just post about embedded PowerPC stuff in > comp.arch.embedded and see what happens. > > Creating officially sanctioned Usenet groups is time consuming and > annoying. Discussion phases, voting phases, etc. These sorts of hoops > were justified when Usenet was more popular, and a general group had so > much daily traffic that it made sense to create specialized children. > > Usenet is a lot less vibrant and useful than it used to be. If you need > a special purpose group, let Yahoo! host it for you. If you find the > Yahoo! terms and conditions prohibitive, host a web forum on your own > hardware. > > My two cents, > Kelly
there is one comp.sys.powerpc.tech or via google at http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&safe=off&group=comp.sys.powerpc.tech
"Paul Helmuth" <PaulHelmuth@SprintMail.com> wrote in message news:<Ndjid.2331$Gm6.2221@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>...
> All, > > Just wondering if there was enough interest in the Motorola PowerPC chips to > set up a separate newsgroup? > > I am assuming that there isn't one already, because I haven't seen a PowerPC > group on the two servers that I use. > > If there is enough interest (based on replies), I'll go through the exercise > of trying to get one created. > > Thanks, > Paul Helmuth > HP/SS Automotive
Look at group comp.sys.powerpc.tech, it's there. - Thierry Moreau
Hi Kelly,

> Usenet is a lot less vibrant and useful than it used to be. ...
Why do you think that this is happening? I am pretty new to usenet but I find it a great community where top notch tech stuff is being discussed. Could it be that younger engineers simply don't know about it? Regards, Joerg http://www.analogconsultants.com
Joerg wrote:
> Why do you think that this is happening? I am pretty new to usenet but I > find it a great community where top notch tech stuff is being discussed. > Could it be that younger engineers simply don't know about it?
Well, I find it less vibrant and less useful than I once did. I can't state conclusively whether this is because I'm older and crustier or if Usenet sucks more. Many of the products/packages I use are well-supported via mailing lists, vendor-hosted web forums, and 3rd-party (Yahoo!) hosted web forums. Add in the various RSS-based forums I read, and there's not a lot of need for me to keep reading Usenet other than old habits. That's not to say that I don't appreciate the charms of Usenet - I find most web forums bland, visually noisy, and the GUIs mostly suck. A good newsreader is a wonderful tool. Kelly
My impression is that most people don't even know that usenet exists;
all they're aware of is the web, and therefore web forums.  Think
about it; they have a question and what do they do: a google or yahoo
search.

Joerg <notthisjoergsch@removethispacbell.net> writes:

> Hi Kelly, > > > Usenet is a lot less vibrant and useful than it used to be. ... > > Why do you think that this is happening? I am pretty new to usenet but I > find it a great community where top notch tech stuff is being discussed. > Could it be that younger engineers simply don't know about it? > > Regards, Joerg > > http://www.analogconsultants.com
Hi Kelly,

> Many of the products/packages I use are well-supported via mailing > lists, vendor-hosted web forums, and 3rd-party (Yahoo!) hosted web > forums. Add in the various RSS-based forums I read, and there's not a > lot of need for me to keep reading Usenet other than old habits.
I haven't tried Yahoo yet because I didn't like their sign-up process but as for vendor forums and other fancy interfaces I have yet to see anything that is as efficient as Usenet.
> That's not to say that I don't appreciate the charms of Usenet - I > find most web forums bland, visually noisy, and the GUIs mostly suck. > A good newsreader is a wonderful tool.
Indeed it is. Many 'modern' forums are outright useless. Over-sophisticated and way too slow. Regards, Joerg http://www.analogconsultants.com