On 9/12/23 6:12 PM, David Brooks wrote:
> On 22/07/2022 07:34, Savageduck wrote:
>> Since my break from r.p.d. and UseNet I thought I would
>> check in to see the
>> condition of the NGs I usually subscribe to. Everything I
>> see validates my
>> decision to no longer participate in the shit show that
>> UseNet has become.
The usenet news groups are slowly fading away.
I sense that most of those who still read and post to them
are getting old, and will soon be gone as well.
Even the binary groups (such as
alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.yourfavoritegenre) aren't seeing
much in the way of traffic any more. Some go for weeks,
months, without a post.
A sign of the changing times.
Usenet will live on, but in a declining and perhaps
(finally) a "state of suspension".
Until the servers are simply switched off...