On 11/10/06, George Herbert <george.herbert(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 10/11/06, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
> Yet somehow it keeps working, pretty much. This
is because every
> single one of the doomsday scenarios has happened and keeps happening
> and we've learnt to deal with them as part of the normal course of
We thought that about Usenet spam too, once.
We lost that one.
Usenet is presently much smaller but still going. The current Cabal
("OK YOU WANTED A CABAL NOW YOU'VE GOT ONE!") are working on how to
get people back from web boards. I volunteered to work on an AJAX
version of slrn, God help me ...
(And the spam is a lot less. Particularly if you apply vicious
filtering to Google Groups, who are now the biggest spam problem site
on Usenet and really couldn't give a shit. "Do no evil" apparently
doesn't include uncaring negligence.)