"I stand corrected. This is a newsgroup, not a board. There is a serious
difference between those two terms and you've helped me to understand
where I've gone astray. Thank you so very much...".
IS there a difference, or was poster being heavily sarcastic? I'm very naive.
yes, there is a difference, usenet is apart from
whatever interfaces provided by gardenbanter, google
groups or... often those using such interfaces are
uninformed and think they are talking to a website
and not to the system behind the website that it
is feeding upon.
usenet servers provide newsgroups to readers via a
distributed network. they existed before the www
whenever you see a post of someone from google
groups or gardenbanter there's a good chance they
have no clue at all that they are being parasitized.
It sounded like attempted sarcasm, made more lame by the ignorance.
Usenet newsgroups are decentralized. There is no owner, no home
server, no admin -- all things that bulletin board systems have.
90+% of Usenet users are probably ignorant of that detail, so don't
feel naive. In the '90s, countless people thought the groups were
part of AOL.
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