Subject: Re: Students!
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1996/10/03
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

[Jeff Shrager]

|   In the meantime, let me encourage readers of this list not to reply to
|   questions which clearly ought to be directed to one's professor or TA,
|   or which can be read pretty much straight out of almost any lisp text.

How would we be able to measure the demand for comp.lang.lisp.students if
students continue to get negative or no responses in this newsgroup?  The
usual way to deal with new newsgroups it to split traffic, but c.l.l is
already at the level it would be at if c.l.l.s also existed.  In other
words, we won't find a momentum for c.l.l.s from existing volume, but
rather among students who wished they could have a forum.  Can this be
measured somehow, such that we could convince enough people to vote for
c.l.l.s and few enough to vote against it?  That is, can we invalidate the
(usually good) argument that there is no visible demand for a new group?

I could tell you, but then I would have to reboot you.