Re: Modeling in Cyberspace... -Reply

John Snyder (
Thu, 07 Sep 1995 17:34:48 -0800

On Thurs, 9/7/95 Jesse Thorne wrote

>On Wed, 6 Sep 1995, Randy J Ray wrote:

> I just wrote, offering to provide him with some history of the
> Yes, plural. Jesse (and others, I'm sure) will remember the failed first
> attempt at creating a group in 1990, which led to me forging a
> message for alt.models, until we got a large enough readership to pass
a > vote on rec.models.scale in 1992. If I can't ever finish a model, at
> I can help contribute to the hobby in other ways...

>Yes, it was a tough battle but Randy persevered and should be given
credit for his pioneering efforts to bring modeling to the Net.

>I remember that the first CFV resulted in a failed effort to create
rec.models.scale. This was surprising in light of the traffic in scale
model related posts and that fact that even MORE esoteric groups (like
comp.os.parcheesi and soc.culture.venusian) were given the green light
by the Net Community. My guess is that people thoughty we were about
_fashion models_ and the Politically Correct Net Monitors nixed the
group. Only speculation, mind you, but as good a reason as any.

>None-the-less, Randy forged ahead, created alt.models, and when the
time was right, orchestrated another CFV for rec.models.scale. This time
it passed. Thanks again to Randy J.

>Time to sharpen a few virtual #11 blades.


You mean we're <<<NOT>>> about fashion models??? Anyone looked
at Phoenix Follies' offerings lately?

John Snyder