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I've had my own private newsgroups for years now, mostly using them for project-related discussion with clients or subs, and for discussion of closed-door dev projects like my coldfusion cms.
I also have a public web development discussion group which, for various reasons, has seen a marked increase in traffic lately. Still relatively quiet, and the majority of posts are still just my own blathering about this or that nifty find on the web - but there are more and more quality folks starting to wander in these days, and, methinks, quite a few more just lurking ... you know who you are!
If you have any interest in ColdFusion, general web development, or just plain ol' exchange of the usual B.S., stop by and see us...