Posted by Josepi on January 13, 2010, 4:49 pm
Well many people disagree and this is indicated quite loudly in many places
with eText/eComm systems.
BTW: I never start a book at the bottom or last page so you'll have to grow
some before you get out of the 1980s.
Because that's how one reads, from the beginning of a story to the end.
Each post is like a conversation in a novel. Someone coming late to a
thread can follow the whole conversation from the start and be up to
speed by what has transpired before.
Usenet is dead because most ISP's no longer offer it for free, and
technology has moved on with new shiny toys that take no brains at all
Posted by John Fields on January 8, 2010, 3:08 pm
He didn't, he _finished_ at the bottom of the thread.
Moreover, if your "Exactly" indicates agreement, then posting your
reply at the beginning of the book instead of at the end indicates that
you're as ignorant about chronolgy as you are about usenetiquette.
Little surprise from someone who reads USENET with a "browser"
Bottom-posting isn't, since it's the norm for USENET posting, but
general stupidity might be, viewed in the light of your recent posts and
Google's access policies.
However, Michael B, who at:
"Hmm, now that I think of it, there is an
enormous number of specific-interest
groups, more being formed all the time.",
indicating that _he_ thinks USENET is growing.
Do you disagree?
Posted by nospam on January 8, 2010, 3:20 pm
John Fields wrote:
All of the groups I have used since 1996 have shrunk to a few members
who seem to post out of habit or are " just checking in". Some now such
as alt.culture.luddites, are so vacant they don't even have spam posts.
My ISP , as well as a number of others stopped free access to newsgroups
three years ago, which seemed to be about the time new membership in any
of the groups I used began to decline.
Posted by email@example.com on January 8, 2010, 3:39 pm
On Jan 8, 9:20am, nos...@nevis.com wrote:
I still follow several quite active NGs. Some continue to pay for
Usenet access. I've been paying for at least five years, well before
my ISPs dropped free access. It's not expensive.
Posted by nospam on January 8, 2010, 6:17 pm
Most of my groups have gone from well over 100 posts a day to less than
five a week. One group I follow, Rec.antiques, had over 23,000
subscribers in 1997- 2000, now it has 605, but it goes for weeks without
anything but spam posts. It seems that no new members are coming on
board, the last one out please turn off the lights :~(((((