• What Happened To This Group?

    From kixxstart@21:1/5 to All on Sun Feb 14 00:38:05 2021
    It used to be busy, lively ... now it's lucky to see one post
    a month ...........

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  • From Bob Casanova@21:1/5 to All on Sun Feb 14 09:53:42 2021
    On Sun, 14 Feb 2021 00:38:05 -0500, the following appeared
    in sci.skeptic, posted by kixxstart <ks@morv2.org>:

    It used to be busy, lively ... now it's lucky to see one post
    a month ...........

    The loons and religious fanatics finally drove away the
    rational posters, and the site essentially died.
    --

    Bob C.

    "The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
    the one that heralds new discoveries, is not
    'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"

    - Isaac Asimov

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  • From David Dalton@21:1/5 to kixxstart on Sun Feb 14 23:43:34 2021
    On Feb 14, 2021, kixxstart wrote
    (in article<8odh2g9298bg3e43mii6u00n4trh5s3afd@4ax.com>):

    It used to be busy, lively ... now it's lucky to see one post
    a month ...........

    That’s true of a lot of groups compared to 20 years ago.

    But alt.atheism is still high traffic though a lot of that is
    political discussion, trolls, and off-topic mystic
    posters including me occasionally.

    --
    David Dalton dalton@nfld.com http://www.nfld.com/~dalton (home page) http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page) “And now the angry morning/Gives the early signs of warning/You must face alone the plans you make/Decisions they will try to break" (Sarah McLachlan)

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  • From Otto J. Makela@21:1/5 to kixxstart on Mon Feb 15 16:32:35 2021
    kixxstart <ks@morv2.org> wrote:

    It used to be busy, lively ... now it's lucky to see one post
    a month ...........

    Usenet has been slowly dying over the years. The way connectivity
    these days has gotten better means the store-and-forward model of
    message distribution isn't that relevant any longer.

    However, there no longer is really anything like Usenet in how it
    isn't dependent on any single commercial operator, which is a shame.

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  • From kixxstart@21:1/5 to Otto J. Makela on Mon Feb 15 22:58:41 2021
    On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:32:35 +0200, om@iki.fi (Otto J. Makela) wrote:

    kixxstart <ks@morv2.org> wrote:

    It used to be busy, lively ... now it's lucky to see one post
    a month ...........

    Usenet has been slowly dying over the years. The way connectivity
    these days has gotten better means the store-and-forward model of
    message distribution isn't that relevant any longer.

    Actually it is superior - if you hope for better depth and
    composition. Usenet is like exchanging written letters,
    each party gets to consider and compose their response
    rather than just blurting out the first brainfart in their head.


    However, there no longer is really anything like Usenet in how it
    isn't dependent on any single commercial operator, which is a shame.

    That is perhaps its greatest strength in these censorious times.

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  • From MegaWatt@21:1/5 to All on Sun Feb 21 01:40:52 2021
    On Sun, 14 Feb 2021 23:43:34 -0330, David Dalton <dalton@nfld.com>
    wrote:

    On Feb 14, 2021, kixxstart wrote
    (in article<8odh2g9298bg3e43mii6u00n4trh5s3afd@4ax.com>):

    It used to be busy, lively ... now it's lucky to see one post
    a month ...........

    Thats true of a lot of groups compared to 20 years ago.

    But alt.atheism is still high traffic though a lot of that is
    political discussion, trolls, and off-topic mystic
    posters including me occasionally.

    That's because it's an "agitation" group - agitation
    is a big 2020's thing.

    Skeptic, well, it was MEANT to be more analytical,
    "scientific", "logical" - bullshit -vs- reason.

    Not as interesting, though perhaps more important.

    Perhaps of greatest immediate importance, the
    anti-vaxxers. They KILL.

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