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On 09/26/2011 06:56 PM, dave boland wrote:
I can get gmane to list all of the subscribed LO newsgroups and it
contains all of the messages in this thread.  Not sure how that
happened, but...  I'm not able to post to the group though, so this is
of no value to me until I can.

If posting instructions works for all of you then I'm ok with it, but I
still think regular newsgroups are a better idea for almost everyone
(though some obviously disagree).  

I'm still not sure why Linux distributions like Ubuntu would use regular
newsgroups, but a major player like LO won't.  I think this question
needs a good answer.

They don't. alt.os.linux.ubuntu isn't in *any way* related to any Ubuntu
list, group, forum et al. If you read the usenet charter it was simply
started by folks that wanted a usenet group. Ubuntu user lists are
available via at: gmane.linux.ubuntu.user, as are nearly all
the other Ubuntu lists:

There's your answer.

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