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Re: Groo activity online
Well, I really haven't done that much. I think we need to get a bunch of
us subscribed to the miscellaneous comic newsgroup (rec.arts.comics.misc.)
and just talk up Groo. The news groops are kind of a cross between chat
rooms and mailing lists like this one. You don't have to be on at the same
time, but you want to follow a particular "thread" of conversation on a
relatively timely basis. If some of us took a little extra time and posted
some of the straight Groo related things we post here on a newsgroup to
each other, hopefully it would generate input from nonGroopies.
In other words, a loosely coordinated effort to drum up Groo talk on a
public newsgroop. Some of the RPG Groopies could do the same thing with
respect to the Groo Game. Same for cards and lead miniatures (if there is
a lead mini newsgroup.) Maybe there are things other than the newsgroups
or there are other newsgroups. I don't know. btw, as Mark suggested, go
to the DC newsgroup and say something good about Fanboy.
Also, Mark mentioned subscribing to something at the DC website. I haven't
had the time yet and I forget exactly what he said, but I think its like a
newsgroup. Maybe Dark Horse has something similar. Of course, the time
thing brings up what Nate was talking about. But like I said, if we posted
on the newsgroup instead of here, that would work well.
For example. It's abou time we started talking about G&R #4 and the series
as a whole. Lets do it on the misc. comic newsgroup instead of here. If
anybody wants to know how to subscribe to a newsgroup, just ask Kevin!
Anywho, That's my 5 kopins worth. I'm out of town for the two days, but
I'm going to post some stuff on G&R #4 on rec.arts.comics.misc. this
weekend. Take care -Gary G.
> From: Kevin S Hall <email@example.com>
> To: Groo fans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Groo activity online
> Date: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 11:24 AM
> On Tue, 4 May 1999, Nate Piekos wrote:
> > GROO based websites... (Shane, get yours back up now!) ... short of
> > passing out pamphlets in the street, I don't think there's anything
> > can do. We can go to comic-based chats and talk about GROO, but the
> I think Mark made the suggestion a while back to do it up on the
> newsgroups. Don't have to be in the chats. Just get some Groo activity on
> the comic news groups. Gary's made an effort to get going over
> there...any news on the Groo front, Gary? Or should I say, any Groo on
> the news front, Gary?
> > majority of us on the list are over 20, have busy lives, with little
> > for chat rooms. I know this sounds like a downer, but even though
> > really gung-ho about GROO, perhaps there's just not enough of us.
> I think there is, but we just put most of our posts here. The same number
> posts & activity level could EASILY carry a newsgroup. Maybe Gary or
> someone else could get a NEW group started for the Groop... I think this
> is the sort of thing Mark is looking for. I don't remember all the ins &
> outs, but I've been told it is not THAT hard to start up a newsgroup. I
> know Gary's still feeling his way for some of this computer stuff...do
> one of you more savvy people feel like helping get one going??! It would
> only help us in the end as Mark has pointed out. I'd offer, but I have NO
> newsgroup access here at work anymore other than through deja news which
> is NOT the best way to access newsgroups not to mention trying to start