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What has happened to this newsgroup?

I've just been trawling through old posts in Google, and it strikes me
that the newsgroup is losing something. There aren't nearly as many
posts as there were just two years ago, a lot of the regs are missing,
the humor is lacking, and I don't think there's been any good innuendo
in quite some time.

What is going on here? Are we following in the footsteps of the IGCOM
40K list, losing our membership to forums?

Some have suggested the lack of traffic is because of a lack of
playing GW games.

WHAT?

This is RGMW. It was the pride of the newsgroup not long ago that
most topics either started OT or ended up that way sooner or later.

Come on, let's fire up the ol' spooge cannons and get this train back
on track.

Vive le... Ah, screw the Frogs!

Long live RGMW!
-Erik
 
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Erik Setzer wrote:
> What has happened to this newsgroup?
>
> I've just been trawling through old posts in Google, and it strikes me
> that the newsgroup is losing something. There aren't nearly as many
> posts as there were just two years ago, a lot of the regs are missing,
> the humor is lacking, and I don't think there's been any good innuendo
> in quite some time.
>
> What is going on here? Are we following in the footsteps of the IGCOM
> 40K list, losing our membership to forums?
>
> Some have suggested the lack of traffic is because of a lack of
> playing GW games.
>
> WHAT?
>
> This is RGMW. It was the pride of the newsgroup not long ago that
> most topics either started OT or ended up that way sooner or later.
>
> Come on, let's fire up the ol' spooge cannons and get this train back
> on track.
>
> Vive le... Ah, screw the Frogs!
>
> Long live RGMW!
> -Erik

Maybe it is because of keystroke recording software in the workplace
 
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On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:03:23 -0500, Lattes
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>Maybe it is because of keystroke recording software in the workplace

Never stopped them before.

Take a stroll through the Google archives. Yes, even the times I'm
being a complete and utter arse. There are moments that will have you
in tears, they are so hilarious. And the way some of the innuendo
posts are blended in seamlessly... Man, I was going through some of
them today and I couldn't help but laugh (thankfully, no one was
passing my office at the time).
-Erik
 
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"Lattes" <bumpin_removetoemail_@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> Erik Setzer wrote:
>> What has happened to this newsgroup?
>>

>> Some have suggested the lack of traffic is because of a lack of
>> playing GW games.
>>
>> WHAT?
>>
>> This is RGMW. It was the pride of the newsgroup not long ago that
>> most topics either started OT or ended up that way sooner or later.
>>
Too right, my first "I've arrived" moment on here was a throwaway comment
comparing miniature wargaming to bondage in response to some spam.

Though it's true, there is a lack of GW gaming activity going on lately.
Take me for an example, the vast majority of my gaming stuff is across the
Atlantic ocean, and it's staying there, I sold most of it so am starting
afresh. This week, I, a hardcore GW gamer, who's played nothing but GW for
years, and has played nearly every game put out by GW since 40K2 ordered my
first gaming related purchase in months.

The 'Flames of War' rulebook. By the end of the year I'm going to drop $250
at the WarStore and end up with a viable and rules-legal tournament size
army. Try that with GW...
 
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On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:37:42 -0500, "Craig Little"
<craig.little@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>"Lattes" <bumpin_removetoemail_@rogers.com> wrote in message
>news:45Cdnf8w9ZaagN7fRVn-3w@rogers.com...
>> Erik Setzer wrote:
>>> What has happened to this newsgroup?
>>>
>
>>> Some have suggested the lack of traffic is because of a lack of
>>> playing GW games.
>>>
>>> WHAT?
>>>
>>> This is RGMW. It was the pride of the newsgroup not long ago that
>>> most topics either started OT or ended up that way sooner or later.
>>>
>Too right, my first "I've arrived" moment on here was a throwaway comment
>comparing miniature wargaming to bondage in response to some spam.
>
>Though it's true, there is a lack of GW gaming activity going on lately.

Ironically, my town's gamers are getting back into GW at the moment,
so I'm playing a lot more of it right now. I'm hoping to get in a
game this week, as I just got on the 40K Challenge Board at the store.
My dad's already got a game scheduled for Saturday, Marines vs.
Marines, mostly infantry armies... that ought to be fun. I might snap
some pics for the website.

That reminds me, I have some pics of an in-progress Land Raider
Crusader I'm almost finished painting for my dad's Marine army, I need
to put them up on Inisfail. Doing lots of photos of the new
Terminators as I paint them too. They are some awesome models, and
I'm giving them the special treatment they deserve. Even half
painted, they are truly awesome looking figures.

>Take me for an example, the vast majority of my gaming stuff is across the
>Atlantic ocean, and it's staying there, I sold most of it so am starting
>afresh. This week, I, a hardcore GW gamer, who's played nothing but GW for
>years, and has played nearly every game put out by GW since 40K2 ordered my
>first gaming related purchase in months.

I never played LOTR or E40K. Everything else, though, I have, though
not that many games outside of WFB or 40K (the other games never
picked up much interest locally, except Blood Bowl).

>The 'Flames of War' rulebook. By the end of the year I'm going to drop $250
>at the WarStore and end up with a viable and rules-legal tournament size
>army. Try that with GW...

I did. With eBay. :)
-Erik
 
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I have seen traffic slacking off on every USENET group I read in the last
few years. It's not confined to RGMW. Let's face it, USENET us rapidly
becoming an obsolete medium.

With the rise in popularity of themed Yahoo and MSN groups, moderated
mailing lists, web forums, and (in recent years) blogs, USENET is being
abandoned. USENET has always been seen armpit of the internet being spam
filled and with a low noise to signal ratio if you will. With other (some
would say superior) options out there, USENET is dying quickly. Right now
it's mostly the die hard USENET fans who stil bother to post and i predict
even these will give it up soon.

USENET will soon be a thing of the past.

"Trench Raider"


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"...Illegal immigrants are streaming into South Africa, and some of them are
crossing the border near Kruger National Park. This is good news for lions,
who have discovered that humans are not as quick on their feet as zebras or
wildebeest but taste just as good!"

Chris Erasmus, Lions Make an Easy Meal of Desperate Refugees, Herald Sun
(Australia), Aug. 17, 1997, p. 37
"Erik Setzer" <erks@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> What has happened to this newsgroup?
>
> I've just been trawling through old posts in Google, and it strikes me
> that the newsgroup is losing something. There aren't nearly as many
> posts as there were just two years ago, a lot of the regs are missing,
> the humor is lacking, and I don't think there's been any good innuendo
> in quite some time.
>
> What is going on here? Are we following in the footsteps of the IGCOM
> 40K list, losing our membership to forums?
>
> Some have suggested the lack of traffic is because of a lack of
> playing GW games.
>
> WHAT?
>
> This is RGMW. It was the pride of the newsgroup not long ago that
> most topics either started OT or ended up that way sooner or later.
>
> Come on, let's fire up the ol' spooge cannons and get this train back
> on track.
>
> Vive le... Ah, screw the Frogs!
>
> Long live RGMW!
> -Erik
 
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>
> The 'Flames of War' rulebook. By the end of the year I'm going to drop
$250
> at the WarStore and end up with a viable and rules-legal tournament size
> army. Try that with GW...
>
>

And that should be quite a large army for $250. You can build a 1500 point
tank company for half that.

FoW is indeed a great game and has taken our local group by storm. I
currently have six armies painted up for it and still am buying more.

"Trench Raider"

--
"...Illegal immigrants are streaming into South Africa, and some of them are
crossing the border near Kruger National Park. This is good news for lions,
who have discovered that humans are not as quick on their feet as zebras or
wildebeest but taste just as good!"

Chris Erasmus, Lions Make an Easy Meal of Desperate Refugees, Herald Sun
(Australia), Aug. 17, 1997, p. 37
 
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"Trench Raider" <mwolverton@hot.rr.com> wrote in message
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>>
>> The 'Flames of War' rulebook. By the end of the year I'm going to drop
> $250
>> at the WarStore and end up with a viable and rules-legal tournament size
>> army. Try that with GW...
>>
>>
>
> And that should be quite a large army for $250. You can build a 1500
> point
> tank company for half that.
>
> FoW is indeed a great game and has taken our local group by storm. I
> currently have six armies painted up for it and still am buying more.
>
It's going to be a 1500 point Mid-War British Rifle Company with a few
extras. I'm sticking with two armies (one Axis, One allied) unless I can get
some more players interested quickly then it'll be just one. I think I might
go for a Compagnia Carri if I do go Axis.
 
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"Craig Little" <craig.little@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Trench Raider" <mwolverton@hot.rr.com> wrote in message
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> >
> >>
> >> The 'Flames of War' rulebook. By the end of the year I'm going to drop
> > $250
> >> at the WarStore and end up with a viable and rules-legal tournament
size
> >> army. Try that with GW...
> >>
> >>
> >
> > And that should be quite a large army for $250. You can build a 1500
> > point
> > tank company for half that.
> >
> > FoW is indeed a great game and has taken our local group by storm. I
> > currently have six armies painted up for it and still am buying more.
> >
> It's going to be a 1500 point Mid-War British Rifle Company with a few
> extras. I'm sticking with two armies (one Axis, One allied) unless I can
get
> some more players interested quickly then it'll be just one. I think I
might
> go for a Compagnia Carri if I do go Axis.

Just wanted to let everyone know I'm preparing to unload a ton of 15, 20 &
25mm WW2 minis on Ebay, all Brit and German. First dibs to RGMWers if
anyone's interested.
 
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On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 16:13:17 -0500, "Craig Little"
<craig.little@gmail.com> wrote:

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>"Trench Raider" <mwolverton@hot.rr.com> wrote in message
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>>
>>>
>>> The 'Flames of War' rulebook. By the end of the year I'm going to drop
>> $250
>>> at the WarStore and end up with a viable and rules-legal tournament size
>>> army. Try that with GW...
>>>
>>>
>>
>> And that should be quite a large army for $250. You can build a 1500
>> point
>> tank company for half that.
>>
>> FoW is indeed a great game and has taken our local group by storm. I
>> currently have six armies painted up for it and still am buying more.
>>
>It's going to be a 1500 point Mid-War British Rifle Company with a few
>extras. I'm sticking with two armies (one Axis, One allied) unless I can get
>some more players interested quickly then it'll be just one. I think I might
>go for a Compagnia Carri if I do go Axis.
>

Okay, I'm intrigued. Can someone point me to a link for info about
this game? I might introduce it to the locals and then there'll be
yet more players for the game.
-Erik
 
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"Erik Setzer" <erks@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 16:13:17 -0500, "Craig Little"
> <craig.little@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Trench Raider" <mwolverton@hot.rr.com> wrote in message
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>>>
>>>>
>>>> The 'Flames of War' rulebook. By the end of the year I'm going to drop
>>> $250
>>>> at the WarStore and end up with a viable and rules-legal tournament
>>>> size
>>>> army. Try that with GW...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> And that should be quite a large army for $250. You can build a 1500
>>> point
>>> tank company for half that.
>>>
>>> FoW is indeed a great game and has taken our local group by storm. I
>>> currently have six armies painted up for it and still am buying more.
>>>
>>It's going to be a 1500 point Mid-War British Rifle Company with a few
>>extras. I'm sticking with two armies (one Axis, One allied) unless I can
>>get
>>some more players interested quickly then it'll be just one. I think I
>>might
>>go for a Compagnia Carri if I do go Axis.
>>
>
> Okay, I'm intrigued. Can someone point me to a link for info about
> this game? I might introduce it to the locals and then there'll be
> yet more players for the game.
> -Erik

www.flamesofwar.com
 
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On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 17:40:55 -0500, "Craig Little"
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>> Okay, I'm intrigued. Can someone point me to a link for info about
>> this game? I might introduce it to the locals and then there'll be
>> yet more players for the game.
>> -Erik
>
>www.flamesofwar.com

Thanks!
-Erik
 
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"Trench Raider" <mwolverton@hot.rr.com> wrote in message
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>I have seen traffic slacking off on every USENET group I read in the last
> few years. It's not confined to RGMW. Let's face it, USENET us rapidly
> becoming an obsolete medium.
>
> With the rise in popularity of themed Yahoo and MSN groups, moderated
> mailing lists, web forums, and (in recent years) blogs, USENET is being
> abandoned. USENET has always been seen armpit of the internet being spam
> filled and with a low noise to signal ratio if you will. With other (some
> would say superior) options out there, USENET is dying quickly. Right now
> it's mostly the die hard USENET fans who stil bother to post and i predict
> even these will give it up soon.
>
> USENET will soon be a thing of the past.

Usenet has been around for what? 20 years? It's had a good run.

Problem with all the new web based groups springing up left and right is
that all the discussions on a given topic, like say Warhammer, are getting
spread out over more and more of the internet.



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Between saving the world and having a spot of tea Trench Raider said

> USENET will soon be a thing of the past.

LOL do you know how many times I've heard that :) Perhaps rather than
making assumptions based on individual groups you should look at some of
the overall traffic volume stats.

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Can you get it up to 25% off with $350+, or is that GW only?
 
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"Chris Valera" <grimdarkness@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Can you get it up to 25% off with $350+, or is that GW only?
>
Er what are you asking about, mate?