[rc5] Newsgroup

Ivo Janssen ivo at ricardis.tudelft.nl
Wed Nov 12 14:09:30 EST 1997


On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, gordon grieder wrote:

> >OK. Maybe not a general Usenet group, but a local newsserver running
> >on some machine somewhere (news.distributed.net)
> >
> >Then we have toplevel groups!
> >rc5.stats
> >rc5.platformrequests
> >rc5.flame
> >rc5.advocacy
> 
> And within 4 hours the first "Make money fast..." or
> "Hot young teens with vibrating butt equipment (htbutt.jpg)"
> will appear.
> If you thought the signal to noise ratio was bad now...

Even in een not-publicly-known newsserver? How would spammers know
about news.distributed.net??

Major advantage of newsgroups (IMO):
- Easy to add newsgroups  (like, for stats/v3specs. No need to
  subscribe)
- I can see the threads more clear in news than on a mailinglist

Ivo

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