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Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 15:11:43 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Re: What killed this group?

"johannes" <> wrote in message > > > DervMan wrote: >> >> "johannes" <> wrote in message >> >> > >> > >> > ffflick wrote: >> >> >> >> Just wondering....was quite active and informative a year or >> >> so ago.... >> > >> > And who are you? You don't seem to be a regular member. Maybe a troll? >> >> Non-binary usenet in general appears to be being used less and less. >> >> My guess is that it's a combination of faster and faster connections >> combined with readily available, "pretty" forums. > > Maybe that's the case. It seems to be. Take a look at the Barry Boys forum to see that anybody with a keyboard, mouse and no brain cells can get on t'internet forums these days. > But I like the simplicity and elegance of ng. I also like the fact that you can view stuff offline. > Far easier to follow and to search in the archive. > Also the fact that it is slightly offbeat in the public conscience. Yes. It's that slight geekiness, isn't it... :) > I.e. news reporters always refer to it as "chat-rooms" or "forums", > perhaps to keep the secret of usenet to themselves. -- The DervMan

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