Has anyone come across this

Chris Molnar (cmolnar@newn.com)
Tue, 26 Aug 1997 12:46:22 -0400 (EDT)

Hello, sorry if this is a bit off topic, but I am starting to get requests
from moderators of backbone echos to drop there echos because I am
converting them to newsgroup format on my system.

I am not sure if they are allowed to do this, but they seem to be God in
fidonet. Does anyone have any experience dealing with this???