OT: usenet reader software

Anssi Saari as at sci.fi
Tue Jul 22 17:22:37 CEST 2014


Marko Rauhamaa <marko at pacujo.net> writes:

> Martin S <shieldfire at gmail.com>:
>
>> Is there a point to still use Usenet? Last time I checked noise
>> overwhelmed signal by a factor of something close to 542.
>
> Well, here you are at <URL: news:comp.lang.python>, in the middle of all
> that noise.

Besides, there's been a slight resurgence in comp.misc at least,
apparently some people got angry about something at slashdot and wanted
a more free forum, hence a bunch of posts there and some other groups
recently.

Other than that, I think most of the angry people and spammers have left
Usenet alone. All the better for those of us who stick with it but I
have to say the average age of people posting to comp.arch at least is
probably over 60... The only younger people around seem to be the kids
asking for people to do their homework.



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