> I should have known that this would happen. Yes, the > standard theorists are trying to create their own > newsgroup in order to block out their opponents. > > And whom would this new newsgroup block out? It goes > without saying that those of us who post through free > Web-based access, such as Google and Mathforum, will be > automatically blocked from posting. Many of those on > sci.math currently killfile those who use such free > Web-based Usenet access anyway, and with the new group, > they wouldn't even have to killfile us anymore, since > they could just block us from posting. > > Of course, if I really wanted to post in the proposed > moderated newsgroup, I could go out and download that > archaic 1980's-style newsreader. But I won't -- since > it wouldn't even be worth it. After all, the new group > would likely block out all so-called "cranks," so that > I wouldn't be able to consider any of the theories or > ideas that they propose. All that would be let on to > the new group would be the standard theorists and the > theories with which they agree. To me, there's no fun > in that! So I wouldn't even bother to get a newsreader > to join the new group, since none of the discussions > in which I like to particular would even be allowed. > > So even with all of the spam sci.math receives, I'll > remain here on sci.math. To me, the only good thing > about the new group would be that those who like to > call other posters "cranks" would likely go to the new > group, leaving us free to discuss our ideas without the > threat of being called "cranks."
As usual you talk nonsense, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're a crank: it could simply be ignorance or stupidity.
And it really would be very interesting, antropological and psychologicalwise, to have a peek at some group used exclusively by cranks and their deffensors. I guess that'd look like a bunch of Middle East cuckoos from the desert trying to sell each other sweaters and heaters. My best wishes and I honestly hope it'll become a reality!