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5.27. Do I really want to go through the trouble of creating a new newsgroup?

Maybe. Unless you plan on railroading the creation of a new alt. newsgroup, creating a newsgroup takes time and patience. It will take from two to three months of your time from the beginning of the initial discussion period to the final tally of the Call for Votes. In that time, you'll have to devise a way to collect and count the votes and endure the endless bickering of highly opinionated people on news.groups.

If you're faint-of-heart or don't think there is enough interest in your idea for a Usenet group, consider creating a mailing list. Mailing lists can be set up quickly and work well with small readerships. Best of all, you don't need anyone's permission to make one.

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