> Personally, I'd be fine if we _didn't_ have a separate announce group.
> I like seeing the announcements as part of the stream, and they often
> provoke good discussions.
> 
> But then, I think the whole idea of splitting off Usenet groups into
> mutually exclusive groups is a sort of old-school,
> hierarchical-division maneuver whose need is obviated by good clients &
> search interfaces: Google groups, any auto-threading newsgroup or
> mailing list client, etc., etc.

+1