issued Request for Discussion for proposed group rec.sport.baseball.roto.
Here are my reasons:
(1) while this group proposal has support, and I have only heard two
negative voices since the RFD was issued, I have not heard from
very many people overall. The extreme silence on the subject in
news.groups has discouraged me. (Although it may be that the on-
going sf-lovers business is just drowning everything else out ;-).)
(2) Given the very heavy traffic in rec.sport.baseball, I felt that if
this group proposal were to have support, substantial discussion
would arise from readers of that group. Again, only about a dozen
people responded at all. IMPO, this does not bode well for a vote,
and I don't want to bother Usenet with a vote that has a high
probability of failure.
(3) As was mentioned by a couple of individuals during the discussion
period, the subject matter here could be handled very nicely by a
mailing list. In particular, the on-going communication of any
given Rotisserie or Fantasy baseball league *must* be held via
e-mail, since only those owners will likely be interested in the
(4) If a mailing list is started for Rotisserie maniacs like myself, it
could be used to provide a convincing case for a newsgroup if the
traffic is there. (This is what happened with me in the case of
rec.music.christian: a mailing list was formed, the traffic was
huge without being offensive in the large, and that IMPO justified
the formation of a group. Something like this could happen here.)
The only remaining problems are for someone else to pick up:
o I do not know how to form a mailing list. If any other supporters of
r.s.b.roto want to form one, I will cooperate in any way possible, and
I have saved e-mail addresses of those interested in the group. Send
e-mail if interested.
o I have never consulted with r.s.football.misc or r.s.basketball.misc
on this. Maybe a general group for Rotisserie & Fantasy sports would
be more likely to justify a new group, although most baseball fans
participating in the discussion were opposed to "sharing" the group
with the other fantasy sports.
Thank you, all who participated in the discussion.
Owner/GM, Cameroon Indomitable Lions, Building 86 Rotisserie League
for whom Darryl Strawberry better put up numbers, or his ***will
be traded ;-)