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It's been a while since I was active in news groups. Now I've noticed many
of the sites have mention of a sporge flood attack and there have been no
new postings in over a year. In particular I enjoyed participating in the
sci.space.tech news group and the last posting was dated August of 2007.
Are news groups now doomed? It appears dozens have been hacked and there is
no reason to believe it won't continue to move on to other sites. Any
comments on the future of newsgroups?



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Gary Helfert - 23.09.2008 08:32 :

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more and more NGs becoming more and more "unreadable" because of people
only are interested in forging, private flame wars, egomanic profilation
(aka "I'm the greatest" etc.) to reach first places in monthly posting
statistics, posting dozens of such and OT postings (more than often with
an undiscussionable usenet behavior with endless fullquotings,
nymshiftings) each day only wasting bandwidth etc. - see
alt.comp.freeware for example. Many of this NG-posters (even the so
named "regulars") must be lower laveled subeducated only interrested in
destroying NGs. They dont understand the construction of the usenet and
that NGs are NOT forums, chatrooms, private flameware-platforms etc. :-(((

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THE SOLUTION IS OBVIOUS, DODO!  USE A MODERATOR!  HE CATCHES HELL BUT
THAT IS HIS BUSINESS.  IF YOU AVOID A MODERATOR, YOU GET THE SAVAGE AS
MODERATOR.
Robb

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On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:45:27 +0200, Peter Seiler
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<start lame spelling flame>

Interested. It's spelled "interested" -- one "R", Mr. Highly
Educated. Oh, and what's "laveled"?

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On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 22:15:49 -0400, Laura Fredericks

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Him not too smart, Laura.

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| It's been a while since I was active in news groups. Now I've noticed many
| of the sites have mention of a sporge flood attack and there have been no
| new postings in over a year. In particular I enjoyed participating in the
| sci.space.tech news group and the last posting was dated August of 2007.
| Are news groups now doomed? It appears dozens have been hacked and there is
| no reason to believe it won't continue to move on to other sites. Any
| comments on the future of newsgroups?



You are asking in the wrong place.  Please ask in a general Usenet news group.

Newsgroups don't get hacked.  The getted spammed and flooded.

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Dave
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If you continue to use Comcast for usenet service, you won't have to
worry about it...

The Comcast Newsgroups Service Discontinued:
The Comcast Newsgroups service, powered by Giganews will be discontinued
as of September 17th. Existing customers will continue to be able to
access the service until October 25th.
This decision is in alignment with other Internet Service Providers that
have recently terminated their Newsgroups service due to the declining
popularity of Newsgroups as customers chose other methods, such as RSS
feeds and web browsing to access information.
http://www.broadbandreports.com/forum/r21120658-The-Comcast-Newsgroups-Service-Discontinued

http://www.comcast.net/newsgroups /

-jen




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Well, that is a crock! So much for easy access to one's areas of interest.
They (Comcast) are also setting limits on the amount of internet bandwidth
one might use. Granted it is unlikely the average user will exceed that set
amount, it is still an uneasy trend being set for future actions. May have
to startlooking for another ISP..if there are any decent ones left.  Sigh.
Back to TV and maybe even the (shudder) daily newspapers.  ;-)

Bud

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| Well, that is a crock! So much for easy access to one's areas of interest.
| They (Comcast) are also setting limits on the amount of internet bandwidth
| one might use. Granted it is unlikely the average user will exceed that set
| amount, it is still an uneasy trend being set for future actions. May have
| to startlooking for another ISP..if there are any decent ones left.  Sigh.
| Back to TV and maybe even the (shudder) daily newspapers.  ;-)

| Bud

I already went through this with Verizon and that's why I now have a GigaNews
account.

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Dave
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Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Gary Helfert wrote:
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The moderator went MIA. There have been a couple of discussions in
sci.space.history about the possible solutions, but no one seems to have
come up with a workable idea.

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It gets worse:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-9964895-38.html

This won't stop those who still use news, but it will go a long way to
prevent potential new news readers from knowing usenet exists.

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