Scouting Magazine Article on Internet Scouting
John Bush (jbush@OKWAY.OKSTATE.EDU)
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 12:43:29 -0800
I just read Ed Henderson's message regarding the article about Internet
Scouting resources on the Internet in the current issue of Scouting
magazine. I also welcome the attention to these resources. However, I
do have a reservation. I noticed references to the rec.scouting
newsgroups, but none to SCOUTS-L! I admit that I skimmed the article
pretty quickly, and may have missed something.
If they really left SCOUTS-L out, I wonder why? I don't mess with
newsgroups myself, but people I know who have followed both rec.scouting
and SCOUTS-L say that SCOUTS-L is much better quality. They say we have
less flaming and fewer irrelevant political discussions.
Maybe all it boils down to is that explaining how to subscribe to a
listserv group is a bit complicated. It is a lot easier to get into
newsgroups without a technical explanation. Of course, that may be part
of the reason why there is so much trash in (some) newsgroups.
I believe that the earlier Scouting magazine article about Internet
resources (a year or so ago and much shorter) also mentioned
rec.scouting but left out SCOUTS-L.
Why do I care? Because our fellow Scouters who should have had a chance
to join us on "the roundtable that never closes" missed being steered
Troop Committee Member, Troop 828, Stillwater, OK
Boy Scout Roundtable Staff, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council,
BSA--plus plenty more Scouting hats!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City