Wednesday November 29th, 2000
Gervase Markham writes, "The current netscape.public.mozilla.* newsgroup hierarchy on news.mozilla.org (a.k.a. secnews.netscape.com) is going to be renamed to mozilla.*. This is for several reasons:
1) People get confused by the "netscape" in the newsgroup name into thinking that they can rant/complain/ask questions about Netscape 6 there
2) The current structure is flat, and something a bit more organised would be good
3) There are several old groups which need pruning, and several sections of the community have recently asked for new ones
"The full proposal, together with a mapping from the old to the new groups, can be found here and discussion of the proposal is taking place in news:netscape.public.mozilla.general. Please read the previous threads before commenting - a lot of issues have already been covered.
"Those who read the groups via the mailing lists will be automatically subscribed to the nearest matching group in the new hierarchy. Those who use newsreaders will have to do this manually, but messages will be posted to say when the new groups are operational.
"We hope to create the new groups this week."