Ottawa Discussion Groups
The purpose of this project is to increase the ease at which
members of the community can participate in Ottawa-Region-wide electronic
- Group creation/maintenance.
With the creation of ONAG,
the largest problem of organizing the creation and removal of
discussion groups is being handled by this group.
newsgroups can serve
as a demonstration of the participation in groups where this is needed.
We now need to help facilitate the movement of discussion groups from
flora.* to ott.*
- flora.comnet-www, flora.www-design --> Ottawa tech discussion?
- Discussion started in ott.online about creation of ott.community.net.*
newsgroups. Where will this go?
- flora.afo --> ?
- flora.hbln --> ?
- flora.cfsc --> ?
- WWW Newsreader
A WEB based Newsgroup reader was installed to allow reading by
users who do not otherwise have access from their access provider.
- Newsgroup propagation
An offer to share regional newsgroups with any Ottawa server has been
made. A number of providers have come online. See: http://www.flora.org/flora/newsgroups/.
help Increase the speed of distribution of ott.* regional newsgroups
so that discussions can happen more reliably (Messages were being lost)
and faster (potential smaller paths) than previously.
Advertisement of this initiative will help decrease the perception that
distribution of the newsgroups is poor, and will help encourage people
to use these groups rather than non-distributed discussion groups.
- Email submission of articles?
When this was discussed, there was opposition to it. No general utility
can be enabled, and it should be the decision of the members of a
specific group whether this is available.
- Email distribution of Newsgroups?
- Does a need exist? With the availability of a WWW based
newsreader, I suspect not.
- List managers for each group will need to be found. Anyone
wishing to be a list manager for an ott.* --> Email gateway group should
post to the
HELP discussion group
- Other barriers to access of Ottawa regional discussion groups?
- The largest barrier to access seems to be knowledge. Either people
do not know that the discussion groups exist, or do not know how to
access them if they do. The WEB based newsreader and documentation here is
aimed at helping to solve this problem.
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