[rescue] Old school usenet

David Griffith dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
Tue Mar 23 12:58:19 CDT 2010

On Tue, 23 Mar 2010, Tom Manos wrote:

> Also thanks for the follow-ups on the idea of a community based on some old
> school stuff, like usenet.
> If there is real interest, and others want to participate more seriously than
> just pointing a news reader at my INN server, I'm ready. I don't think I
> intended to say that this should be "by invite" only, just that it shouldn't
> be open to the huns. Not sure what the best method of accomplishing that would
> be.
> What I am interested in is a system that sort of enforces the old USENET
> Etiquette principles, aiming for near 100% information content and near 0%
> spam and other crap.
> Although I originally thought of the thing as mostly for technical groups, I'm
> not sure I still think that.
> Comments? How much interest is there, really?

A problem with eternal-september.org and most if not all of the other new 
old-school free usenet servers is that they're all in Europe.  If we could 
get some usenet servers set up in the US, that would be great.  On top of 
that, we could have our own private hierarchy as well.

David Griffith
dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu

A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?

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