> In alt.dev.null, Sn!pe <snip...@gmail.com
> > Followup-To: free.bananas
> Not a valid local group here.
It's my recently created, valid, vanity group and is available on
Eternal-September and elsewhere (I think). It's only a joke group
but it's occasionally useful as an out-of-the-way back-channel.
> $ nntplist -x free.*
> free.money 0000009229 0000009230 y
> free.phone-calls 0000000289 0000000290 y
> free.christians 0000099228 0000099221 y
> free.uk.amateur-radio 0000012943 0000012650 y
> Looking at high and low water, it seems half the free.* groups here are
> dead. More than half if you count "more than one poster" as a sign of
> alt.bigfoot is another "self-moderated" group, which is why I selected it.
OK, I didn't realise that a.b is auto-moderated. It seemed a strange
choice, considering that there was nothing objectionable in Adam's .sig,
seeing as there was no .sig.
My post was only gentle chiding about "paying attention to details"
as you hadn't mentioned in the article body that you'd set a followup.
I'm embarrassed now, being a mere layman, trying to teach Granny
to suck eggs... <g>