Usenet, was Re: [Gllug] ADSL router recommendations?

Richard Cohen richard at
Wed Apr 24 13:21:59 UTC 2002

On Wed, 24 Apr 2002 tet at wrote:

> >Usenet is about the only thing I can think of..
> Really? Is there anything worthwhile there any more? I stopped reading
> news around 1993/94 or so, when the amount of spam and generally poor
> signal to noise ratio made it pointless. Have things improved since
> then?

If you go to the right groups, there is still plenty of decent content out

I don't know if it's because I'm using a spam-cleaned server (i.e. I don't
know if the server is spam-cleaned or not), but I actually see *far* more
spam in my mail than in usenet.

I do see quite a lot on one group, but I moderate it, so the readers don't
see it :-)

There's also, ahem, binaries.

> Tet
> PS. FYI, F2S used to offer a usenet feed, until it became apparent that
>     the support costs involved couldn't be justified, so they discontinued
>     it a few years ago. I can't say I noticed the loss...


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