No Comets on Seesat-L, please

Bart De Pontieu (BDP@MPEPL)
Fri, 29 Mar 1996 15:18:42 +0100 (CET)

I mistyped in my previous message:

>For example, I think the messages on Hyakutake belong on SeeSat-L, all 
>kidding of 'heliocentric satellites' aside. 

I actually do *NOT* think that messages connected to Hyakutake or comets
in general belong on SeeSat-L.

I would like to ask everyone to at least stop posting messages that ONLY have 
cometary content. While I don't disprove of occasional mentioning of Hyakutake
written in the afterglow of enthusiasm after an observation, I do think that
there are better forums for discussions on comets.

Hyakutake has shortly invaded on SeeSat-L, but that should be finished now,
before we get completely off-topic.

And Ron Lee posted the following on SeeSat-L, whereas it should have gone to, or

>Based upon a posting last night, if going to a USENET would open this
>list up to the typical flames and foul-mouthed people I see elsewhere,
>my vote is to stay like it is.  The people here are great, well
>informed, and helpful.  

'Opening to Usenet' will NOT open SeeSat-L up to the typical garbage that
UNmoderated newsgroups contain. Please refer to our archive on WWW
or ftp (, in /pub/sat/seesat) for old messages.

    Bart De Pontieu <>