Sure, new alt groups are easier to start than the Big 8
ones as long as you know the right people to send out
But why would you think that a new newsgroup would be
any more active than these that have been around for
years...some for decades?
I've managed to get a few people to come to Usenet for
various newsgroups, but it's a difficult task. Mostly
it's because of the setup of a newsreader and hooking
up with a news server. The payoff is worth it, but
if it isn't "push one button and done" many won't bother.
I've got a 30+ year history with Usenet and shun the
web forums. I prefer the un-moderated Usenet and the
clean, clutter free plain text. Unfortunately, most
folks now prefer the shiny stuff even with the nannies
If you do get a Kraken group started, I'd visit it,
but only to do a bit of dusting of the cobwebs that
will eventually form therein.
Heck, if even the rabid Maple Leaf fans have deserted
*that* newsgroup, I don't hold out much hope for a
newer group to become a thriving discussion center.
Nyssa, who only sees any activity in the Habs group