I’m doing some research for an article and would appreciate any pointers
towards groups that are still, in 2019, well-trafficked and on-topic. For
example, rec.autos.sport.F1. What groups across Big 8, uk.*, and other
hierarchies do you keep in your subs list due to the good reading they
I’m sure there are none. The moment a NG becomes active and popular the
trolls move in and start spamming. It’s an almost full time task to keep up
with them and kill files them.
This NG, uk.d-i-y is rapidly going that way. Give it another year and it will
That very much depends on the user, surely? OK you can kill file people, but
as text is such a low memory eating system, most of the time you just pick
the threads that interest you just as you would because of topics on topic
which do not interest you. I think the worst ones are those where the
advertisers spam the groups, dealing with people paranoid about politics or
whatever does not worry me in the slightest, if you let it do so you would
never read anything on the internet due to adverts and click through links
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
Also the rise of search engines and forum sites has made Usenet a bit
redundant for 'i need help' inquiries.
The only saving grace is that its is the one place that is not censored
by anyone but its participants.
Which is why UK.d-i-y is highly political right now. Where else can you
have freedom of speech?
“People believe certain stories because everyone important tells them,
and people tell those stories because everyone important believes them.
On 13/09/2019 08:54, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
I do think that some of the posters fixated by politics should give up
listening/viewing any news broadcast and stop reading any newspaper or
similar Internet content for a month. When they resume they may find
that fuck all has changed apart from their mental health for the
I suspect that the original poster is being disingenuous and
deliberately misleading in his stated aims, for, having been justifiably
panned for spamming irrelevant comments across several usenet NGs,
he is unable to accept that his attention-seeking is in the wrong and
is seeking to sanitise his own antisocial actions by then claiming
that all NGs are similarly affected.
Do NOT feed the cole troll!
(Cross posts to NGs other than the one I read have been deleted)
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