Any Usenet People Here?
Just out of curiosity, does anybody here still use Usenet?
I used to, but since there's absolutely no moderation on the vast majority of newsgroups, the spam isn't controlled and most of the users are extremely violent towards one another (especially in all of the computing groups I've belonged to); thus all of the discussions end up spiraling down to cruel personal attacks and battles between individual users.
This is certainly the case in groups dealing with religion, politics, and most computing fields (with many death threats going to the "Windows Weenies").
Other than that though, it seems in these years that the entire system has been replaced with web forums, and with moderation and the resulting pleasantness on those, Usenet is almost unnecessary in the first place.
Last edited by peter_89; 05-06-2006 at 04:04 PM.