Yep, that is something you would have had a tough time getting away with
back in the early days of Usenet, before the big ISP's and corporate
advertising, when a bunch of sympathetic and knowledgable sysadmins
running BIND could still play hell with a rogue site that was not
playing nice. :)
This is rather amusing... I never heard of the site so I went to look. To my
surprise an item I posted years ago about the LI Woodworking Show shows up
as a "Best Rated Discussion."
I also took a look at the Google Groups thing and found stuff of mine there
20+ years old...
It is no wonder the search engines come up with millions of hits (though
there are really only 100 that have been pirated!)
On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:14:00 -0500, ChairMan wrote:
I just posted the following to them:
I just discovered that you are ripping off posts to rec.woodworking and
posting them here. Without attribution to rec.woodworking.
While this may not be illegal, it strikes me as reprehensible.
I will suggest to the wreck members that they start posting messages
calling out your behavior. Will you keep ripping us off then?
So lets start muttering about homeownershub and their piracy in every
This message was for rec.woodworking - if it appears in homeownershub
they ripped it off.
I follow this group closely, but also take a peek now and then at Sawmill Creek, Lumberjocks and Router Forum. The wREC best meets my needs for sensible solutions to a pretty broad variety of woodworking tasks.
There's usually more than one right way of doing something and I've come to count on you guys (and gals)for laying out the options. And it's terrific that no one holds back on their opinions.
As long as I can keep typing and building.
"Larry Blanchard" wrote in message
I read about 10 different newsgroups. With the proliferation of other
online sources and the dropping of Usenet by several providers, the
traffic in my newsgroups has been slowly going away.
For the last week or so, this newsgroup has been the only one with posts
- not counting an occasional troller/spammer who gets through the filters.
Wonder how long this group will keep going?
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
Probably not very long.
A troll going by the name Harry along with a few others have destroyed
two boating newsgroups. Harry is now working on Alt. Home.Repair. One
of his puppets is posting on this group now. Often playing the part of
They will succeed here as well because usernet people cannot control
themselves. The trolls simply start off topic controversial threads
and the usernet people go off the deep end.
Sex, politics, religion and racism are their favorites topics. Throw
in some bad language then watch the fireworks.
The trolls can be beat but it takes some will power on behalf of the
users. You simply do not respond to any off topic thread regardless of
how ignorant or immoral it may sound.
Mark my words and keep this thread in mind. The trolls do it for fun
and there is no better target for them than a bunch of indignant old men.
I am not impressed with the Facebook concept. It is bad enough on the
newsgroups when people (I have done that) respond without completely
reading the post they are responding to. I can image what it is like
receiving a bunch of random sentences about the subject your are trying
An English teacher assigned her class to write a short story mystery
using profanity, religion, politics and sex. One student handed in a
paper that said simply,
"My God!", said the Queen. "I wonder who did it?"
He got an A.
Is that far enough off the deep end? Is this destroying ARM?
I am one of the moderators at misc.taxes.moderated, and post there have
slowed to less traffic than here.
I've lurked here since the mid-80's, and it's amazing this group is
still going strong in comparison to many others.
There's a population that doesn't know what usenet is and worse, think
that initialisms are a teen invention for twitter. I try to teach them
that IMHO, SWMBO, YMMV are all old enough to be the grandparents of
My bet? A good decade to go.
Nah! It will go longer than that as long as middle agers here keep
turning into old geezers like the rest of us.
At the very worst, this newsgroup might turn into
retro.rec.woodworking and gain new life by doing so. :)
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