OT: usenet reader software

Martin S shieldfire at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 18:09:13 CEST 2014


Aye I found a couple of groups that are still active. Most of it seems to be a digital ghost town though. A bit sad, I was once actively involved in setting up the se. * hierarchy. 

/martin s

On 22 Jul 2014, Anssi Saari <as at sci.fi> wrote:
>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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