# how did sage newsgroups get so stuck up?

I hold 30 year old MS in math, but I have not used it for many years. Recently, I started to refresh my abstract algebra, by studing Dean. I decided to use sage so I could learn CAS at the same time. I had some questions, so I tried to join the sage abstract algebra newsgroup. I got the following reply: Google Groups: Your subscription request is denied Your subscription to sage-algebra was not approved.

What is the deal? Is the group limited to research mathematicians?

I am sorry for trying to disturb sage-algebra's purity.