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Re: Is Usenet Still Worth It?

by dpavlin (Friar)
on Mar 03, 2005 at 22:28 UTC ( #436387=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is Usenet Still Worth It?

I always liked text-based clients, so Usenet was my first love (after e-mail). However, I stopped reading Usenet around y2k because S/N ratio decreased below my treshold.

However, for me web-based forums aren't any alternative to good text-mode Usenet-like interface. Hack, I like it so much that writing NNTP-like interface to PM seeks like a nice fun project!

However, I am frequent reader on PM (strange for me) mostly because community is great and feedback system (up/down vote) is so valuable that I would really missed it in NNTP-like client.


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Re^2: Is Usenet Still Worth It?
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 04, 2005 at 10:20 UTC
    However, I am frequent reader on PM (strange for me) mostly because community is great and feedback system (up/down vote) is so valuable that I would really missed it in NNTP-like client.
    Well, the technique is there, although it's mostly used to filter spam. Potentially far more useful than the (IMO) worthless XP system we have here. Feedback is useful if you can use its results - to ignore posts for instance. But here you can only find out the reputation of a note by voting for it - and hence, spending more time on it than you want.

    Usenet clients usually have a much better "feedback" system than Perlmonks has: the ability to score articles based on their headers.

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