• Usenet

    From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANT to All on Thu Jan 19 21:27:39 2023
    Greetings, friends!

    Does anyone remember Usenet? Or, given the audience, does anyone _not_ remember Usenet?

    For those of you who do, were you active? When did you join? Is there anything you miss or hated?
    How does it compare to BBSes, then and now?


    I was born right as it was hitting its peak, so it was well into decline before I would have been interested.
    As such, there's a certain type of mythical shine to it, and it's both fascinating and charming to see the roots of
    modern internet culture mixed with people's full name and address.

    I'm from an area of the country where The Internet wasn't really a thing outside of universities until the late 90s, and my parents were well out of college by the time computers came around, so I don't actually know anyone from Usenet in person. Hence, well, me posting here where the old guard meets.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Margaerynne on Fri Jan 20 05:22:15 2023
    Re: Usenet
    By: Margaerynne to All on Thu Jan 19 2023 09:27 pm

    Does anyone remember Usenet? Or, given the audience, does anyone _not_ remem

    The peak of newsgroups predates me too. Internet here was not widespread until the 2000s or so, so we mostly missed it.

    BY the time I checked it out, it was a shadow of what it had been. The organization that managed the es. hierarchy had disbanded and therefore was no moderation or control over it, so the place was overtaken by flooders. Newsmasters didn't help much either.

    That said, the protocol is still very handy. Gmane uses nntp to serve archived mailing lists from software projects.

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/CFBBS to Margaerynne on Fri Jan 20 07:45:00 2023
    Margaerynne wrote to All <=-

    For those of you who do, were you active?

    When I had access to it, yes.

    When did you join?

    Probably in the mid 1980's when I was in college and had access.

    Is there anything you miss or hated?

    Miss: The number of intelligent people to have discussions with.

    Hated: The number of morons who just wanted to have fights.

    How does it compare to BBSes, then and now?

    BBSs then: I was on BBSs before most of them were networked to other BBSs. So the amount of traffic was different. Most BBSs could set their own tone for discussions and kick off those who didn't want to follow that tone.

    BBSs now: Most BBSs today have networked message bases (but some are still "islands" in the Internet ocean) so it's pretty much the same as old Usenet.

    Today, most of the message networks (Usenet, FidoNet, etc.) are empty. On this BBS, I'm subscribed to maybe 30 message areas, but only about 5 actually get traffic.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MARGAERYNNE on Fri Jan 20 16:15:00 2023
    For those of you who do, were you active? When did you join? Is there
    nything
    ou miss or hated?
    How does it compare to BBSes, then and now?

    I was on it (and pulled it into my BBS) from the late 1980's until around
    1997. Some of the newsgroups were very active and still had a low signal-to-noise ratio, and were fun to participate in.

    A few years later... very few!... I got back to reading some of those
    groups. Hardly no traffic in them at all. The only one that had the
    same level of traffic, last I checked, was REC.SPORTS.FOOTBALL.COLLEGE, but most of the traffic was about politics and not about college football like
    it used to be.

    I was disappointed.

    There are still a few groups that have some traffic, and that still have
    low signal-to-noise ratios. A few of those are gated into FIDO. But, like others pointed out, most of Usenet traffic that is not binaries are spammers and trolls these days.


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  • From Hustler@VERT/CBLISS to Dumas Walker on Fri Jan 20 20:48:30 2023
    Re: Usenet
    By: Dumas Walker to MARGAERYNNE on Fri Jan 20 2023 16:15:00

    For those of you who do, were you active? When did you join? Is the
    nything
    ou miss or hated?
    How does it compare to BBSes, then and now?

    Usenet, Newsgroups NNTP whatever you want to call them always had too many groups. Even in the early 90's there was over 1200 of them. It would take an hour to DL them at 2400 baud. I still prefered BBS messaging even back then and still do today. Usenet was where the terms moderated and un-moderated started. Then Fidonet had to have moderated and unmoderated messaging. What a joke. It was and still is a form of communism in my book. In the US of A we call it free speech. But we're always gonna have those big heads that enjoy "moderating" what people say. That's just my opinion.....I could be wrong ;-)
    Regards,
    HusTler

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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANT to Arelor on Fri Jan 20 22:36:03 2023
    Re: Usenet
    By: Arelor to Margaerynne on Fri Jan 20 2023 05:22 am

    BY the time I checked it out, it was a shadow of what it had been. The organization that managed the es. hierarchy
    had disbanded and therefore was no moderation or control over it, so the place was overtaken by flooders.
    Newsmasters didn't help much either.

    That's tragic! Platforms come and go, but tracing the trajectory from high-end telcom scientists to college students to AOL has the same feeling as watching the fall of Rome. Of course, had I been alive, I likely would have been one of the knuckleheads responsible. (Hey, just look at what I'm doing right now!)

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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANT to Hustler on Sat Jan 21 13:35:17 2023
    Re: Usenet
    By: Hustler to Dumas Walker on Fri Jan 20 2023 08:48 pm

    Usenet, Newsgroups NNTP whatever you want to call them always had too many groups. Even in the early 90's there was
    over 1200 of them. It would take an hour to DL them at 2400 baud.
    I suppose that's one aspect of it that I didn't think about. When you can flip through forty years of history in half an hour, you tend to forget about the download speeds.

    Weren't BBSes also pretty slow, though? I imagine a morning/afternoon message sweep would be simpler than having
    to keep track of timebanking, but, again, that's coming from someone who never had to manage a CompuServ subscription.

    I still prefered BBS messaging even back then and
    still do today. Usenet was where the terms moderated and un-moderated started. Then Fidonet had to have moderated
    and unmoderated messaging. What a joke. It was and still is a form of communism in my book. In the US of A we call
    it free speech. But we're always gonna have those big heads that enjoy "moderating" what people say. That's just my
    opinion.....I could be wrong ;-)

    I think the issue is that moderation isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.

    There are some spaces on the internet that I enjoy particularly because they're very heavily moderated (academic mailing lists that don't tolerate spam or speculation), but small community-regulated spaces (here, forums, etc.) are
    usually a lot cozier.

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Dumas Walker on Tue Jan 24 12:08:00 2023
    Re: Usenet
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Sun Jan 22 2023 09:39 am

    the web wasn't slow on dialup until they started adding all the bullshit t
    e
    ages.

    Exactly.


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  • From Nelgin to Margaerynne on Tue Jan 24 22:46:26 2023
    Re: Usenet
    By: Margaerynne to All on Thu Jan 19 2023 21:27:39

    Does anyone remember Usenet? Or, given the audience, does anyone _not_ remember Usenet?
    Yes, I do.

    For those of you who do, were you active? When did you join? Is there anything you miss or hated?

    Mostly in the mid 90's for 10 years or so. I miss it being a useful source of information and hate the amount of spam there is now, thanks mainly to Google.

    How does it compare to BBSes, then and now?
    It doesn't. usenet is just a collection of articles. Bulletin boards offer that but more.

    I'm from an area of the country where The Internet wasn't really a thing outside of universities until the late 90s, and my parents were well out of college by the time computers came around, so I don't actually know anyone from Usenet in person. Hence, well, me posting here where the old guard meets.

    I run a usenet server. I'm trying to find a way to offer the service to other sysops (myself included) without having to import every messages into Synchronet. I have a way, but it would require the talents of a third party to code a usenet client in javascript for Synchronet so it appears to be a non-starter. I'm really not that good at JS. I can get by, but not to the level of complexity it would take.
  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nelgin on Wed Jan 25 07:51:00 2023
    Nelgin wrote to Margaerynne <=-

    <SNIP>

    I run a usenet server. I'm trying to find a way to offer the
    service to other sysops (myself included) without having to
    import every messages into Synchronet. I have a way, but it would
    require the talents of a third party to code a usenet client in
    javascript for Synchronet so it appears to be a non-starter. I'm
    really not that good at JS. I can get by, but not to the level of complexity it would take.

    As a former (90's and 00's) fairly heavy Usenet user, I don't think I
    would want to use a BBS to access Usenet articles. Just seems like an awkward/unnecessary "middle-man" way of doing it. Any serious Usenet
    user will already have a preferred client (my app of choice is Pan), and
    those are much more efficient/adapted to Usenet ways than doing it
    through a BBS. Just doesn't seem that it would offer any advantages
    over using an external client.


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Wed Jan 25 09:43:38 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: Gamgee to Nelgin on Wed Jan 25 2023 07:51 am

    As a former (90's and 00's) fairly heavy Usenet user, I don't think I would want to use a BBS to access Usenet articles. Just seems like an awkward/unnecessary "middle-man" way of doing it. Any serious Usenet
    user will already have a preferred client (my app of choice is Pan), and those are much more efficient/adapted to Usenet ways than doing it through a BBS. Just doesn't seem that it would offer any advantages
    over using an external client.

    Yeah, I've debated whether having newsgroups on a BBS these days ia useful or not. People can easily access a newsgroup server directly with their preferred news reader/client.

    Nightfox

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nelgin on Wed Jan 25 06:29:00 2023
    Nelgin wrote to Margaerynne <=-

    Mostly in the mid 90's for 10 years or so. I miss it being a useful
    source of information and hate the amount of spam there is now, thanks mainly to Google.

    How does it compare to BBSes, then and now?
    It doesn't. usenet is just a collection of articles. Bulletin boards
    offer that but more.

    There was a ba.* hierarchy for the San Francisco bay area, I don't know
    if there were other local hierarchies as busy as it. There were
    culture, housing, politics, radio, nightlife, dating and more newsgroups
    that got quite a following for a time. It felt like a "bridge" from
    BBSes to the internet while still keeping the local flavor.


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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Wed Jan 25 15:30:00 2023
    Nightfox wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: Gamgee to Nelgin on Wed Jan 25 2023 07:51 am

    As a former (90's and 00's) fairly heavy Usenet user, I don't think I would want to use a BBS to access Usenet articles. Just seems like an awkward/unnecessary "middle-man" way of doing it. Any serious Usenet
    user will already have a preferred client (my app of choice is Pan), and those are much more efficient/adapted to Usenet ways than doing it
    through a BBS. Just doesn't seem that it would offer any advantages
    over using an external client.

    Yeah, I've debated whether having newsgroups on a BBS these days
    ia useful or not.

    It's an easy debate for me... not useful.

    People can easily access a newsgroup server
    directly with their preferred news reader/client.

    Yes. That's what I said up there above. ;-)



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Wed Jan 25 12:18:55 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: Nightfox to Gamgee on Wed Jan 25 2023 09:43 am

    Yeah, I've debated whether having newsgroups on a BBS these days ia useful or not. People can easily access a newsgroup server directly with their preferred news reader/client.

    I gate in usenet to my BBS mostly out of habit, from a day when people didn't have access to usenet. Those days, and usenet, are (mostly) long gone now.

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  • From Margaerynne@VERT/PALANT to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed Jan 25 16:54:46 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nelgin on Wed Jan 25 2023 06:29 am

    There was a ba.* hierarchy for the San Francisco bay area, I don't know
    if there were other local hierarchies as busy as it. There were
    culture, housing, politics, radio, nightlife, dating and more newsgroups that got quite a following for a time. It felt like a "bridge" from
    BBSes to the internet while still keeping the local flavor.

    That's the real tragedy for me -- all the smaller hierarchies that aren't usually included in the Big 8/Alt dumps.

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to GAMGEE on Wed Jan 25 17:22:00 2023
    As a former (90's and 00's) fairly heavy Usenet user, I don't think I
    would want to use a BBS to access Usenet articles. Just seems like an awkward/unnecessary "middle-man" way of doing it. Any serious Usenet
    user will already have a preferred client (my app of choice is Pan), and those are much more efficient/adapted to Usenet ways than doing it
    through a BBS. Just doesn't seem that it would offer any advantages
    over using an external client.

    Once upon a time, before widespread internet access, it was often the only
    way a person could access Usenet. That has not been true for a long time, though, so I would have to agree with you.


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  • From Ted Long@VERT to Margaerynne on Sat Jan 28 19:51:00 2023
    Re: Usenet
    By: Margaerynne to All on Thu Jan 19 2023 09:27 pm

    Yep, I was a regular contributor to comp.os.unix and comp.os.linux for a few years in the early to late 90's. My usual handle was
    DocAliquot :>}. And of course, like most HS and college guys, a frequent downloader of the alt binary sleaze. It's sad to see the wasteland Usenet has become. It REALLY started going to hell in a handbasket soon after UUNET was sold to Sprint around 2002, and Sprint let the spam posters run amok.

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  • From Nopants@VERT/CITBBS to Margaerynne on Sun Jan 29 09:44:00 2023
    Re: Usenet
    By: Margaerynne to All on Thu Jan 19 2023 09:27 pm

    For those of you who do, were you active? When did you join? Is there anythi How does it compare to BBSes, then and now?

    I was active in a few hobby related usenets that were mostly positive experiences. I think the common goal of the hobby kept people polite.
    These lasted into the Google Groups era for awhile until web-based forums took slowly took over.


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  • From Nelgin to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Jan 30 01:23:03 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nelgin on Wed Jan 25 2023 06:29:00

    There was a ba.* hierarchy for the San Francisco bay area, I don't know
    if there were other local hierarchies as busy as it. There were
    culture, housing, politics, radio, nightlife, dating and more newsgroups that got quite a following for a time. It felt like a "bridge" from
    BBSes to the internet while still keeping the local flavor.

    DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) had some very active newsgroups. There's still the occasional post.
  • From Pparker@VERT/PHARCYDE to All on Mon Jan 30 03:17:34 2023
    I used to post on alt.games.nintendo.pokemon on Google Groups about 10 years ago or so.

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  • From Havok@VERT/ANARCHY to Dr. What on Mon Jan 30 19:53:50 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: Dr. What to Margaerynne on Fri Jan 20 2023 07:45 am

    Today, most of the message networks (Usenet, FidoNet, etc.) are empty. On this BBS, I'm subscribed to maybe 30 message areas, but only about 5 actually get traffic.


    If I can ask what five message networks get any traffic at all, I know
    fsxnet does but seem not see any of the others.

    It would be interesting to have more that has traffic.



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  • From Dr. What@VERT/CFBBS to Havok on Tue Jan 31 07:29:00 2023
    Havok wrote to Dr. What <=-

    If I can ask what five message networks get any traffic at all, I
    know
    fsxnet does but seem not see any of the others.

    It would be interesting to have more that has traffic.

    That's a good question. I download my messages on this BBS, so it's hard to see what networks.

    There's this one. It's prefixed with "DN-", so I'm not sure what network
    that is.

    It looks like 3 of them are fsxnet (General, Mystic and BBS support).

    I think the other two are FidoNet (Memories and Politics).


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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Dr. What on Tue Jan 31 09:36:42 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: Dr. What to Havok on Tue Jan 31 2023 07:29 am

    There's this one. It's prefixed with "DN-", so I'm not sure what network that is.

    It's Dove-Net.

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dr. What on Tue Jan 31 10:26:49 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: Dr. What to Havok on Tue Jan 31 2023 07:29 am

    There's this one. It's prefixed with "DN-", so I'm not sure what network that is.

    DOVE-Net. This is DOVE-Net General.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DR. WHAT on Tue Jan 31 15:19:00 2023
    There's this one. It's prefixed with "DN-", so I'm not sure what network that is.

    This one is indeed Dovenet.


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  • From deon@VERT/ALTERANT to Havok on Wed Feb 1 09:11:18 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: Havok to Dr. What on Mon Jan 30 2023 07:53 pm

    Today, most of the message networks (Usenet, FidoNet, etc.) are empty. On this BBS, I'm subscribed to maybe 30 message areas, but only about 5 actually get traffic.

    If I can ask what five message networks get any traffic at all, I know
    fsxnet does but seem not see any of the others.

    I'm starting to build that profile:
    https://clrghouz.bbs.dege.au/about



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  • From Havok@VERT/ANARCHY to Dr. What on Tue Jan 31 15:47:05 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: Dr. What to Havok on Tue Jan 31 2023 07:29 am

    That's a good question. I download my messages on this BBS, so it's hard to see what networks.

    So I see it is pretty much the same for you, I'm scratching my head trying
    to figure out what is up. Back in the day with two modems I noticed much
    more traffic in the networks and for that matter last year was more busy.

    Between Dove-Net and FSXNET they are really the only networks with any traffic
    of any kind.

    Hard to figure out!

    Thanks for the reply...


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  • From Havok@VERT/ANARCHY to deon on Tue Jan 31 19:09:35 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: deon to Havok on Wed Feb 01 2023 09:11 am

    I'm starting to build that profile:
    https://clrghouz.bbs.dege.au/about

    Very cool I'm looking forward to seeing it when your finished.

    I don't know about the other feeds but sure would be nice if they
    had a search lookup for the feed your looking for.

    Laughing the eyes are getting old...


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  • From Cougar428@VERT to DEON on Wed Feb 1 11:25:00 2023
    Quoting Deon to Havok <=-

    If I can ask what five message networks get any traffic at all, I know
    fsxnet does but seem not see any of the others.

    I'm starting to build that profile:
    https://clrghouz.bbs.dege.au/about

    Interesting site Deon, thanks for your efforts!

    Cougar


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DR. WHAT on Thu Feb 2 17:08:00 2023
    A new ChatGPT project!

    yeah we can see who has the oldest archive of dovenet msgs, feed them into a database and have fake users ask questions and argue. ---

    It would probably create more intelligent discussions than some of the
    people in the FidoNet Politics group. :)

    Someone supposedly exposed that ChatGPT has political leanings of its own
    by asking it to write a nice poem about Trump and about Biden.

    For Biden, it composed a long, glowing poem of 12-16 lines.

    For Trump, it refused on the grounds that it might be political.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to BOOMIEMOVIE on Sat Feb 4 10:55:00 2023
    For Biden, it composed a long, glowing poem of 12-16 lines.


    so instead of artificial intelligence it is artificial stupidity?

    If I am correct ChatGPT and GPT-3 in general were fed articles biased towards at and they also implented filters so the AI won't learn things that they disl
    e

    So they built in bias? That is good. That way the AI will be no better
    than people, complete with our prejudices and political beliefs.


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  • From anthk@VERT to Margaerynne on Fri Feb 10 10:04:21 2023
    On 2023-01-20, Margaerynne <margaerynne@PALANT> wrote:

    Greetings, friends!

    Does anyone remember Usenet? Or, given the audience, does anyone _not_ remember Usenet?

    For those of you who do, were you active? When did you join? Is there anything you miss or hated?
    How does it compare to BBSes, then and now?


    I was born right as it was hitting its peak, so it was well into decline before I would have been interested.
    As such, there's a certain type of mythical shine to it, and it's both fascinating and charming to see the roots of
    modern internet culture mixed with people's full name and address.

    I'm from an area of the country where The Internet wasn't really a thing outside of universities until the late 90s, and my parents were well out of college by the time computers came around, so I don't actually know anyone from Usenet in person. Hence, well, me posting here where the old guard meets.

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    I connect to Synchro.net thru NNTP. Also, I follow some tech based groups
    in actual Usenet, too.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Mon Feb 13 21:20:18 2023
    Re: Re: Usenet
    By: Gamgee to MRO on Mon Feb 13 2023 08:46 pm

    to private. i'll open it back up when we have users again.

    Ummmm.... quick question.

    How will you get users again when .... your BBS is private?

    LOL, you can't make this kind of clown show up!

    I think my brain is broken.

    Nightfox

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