What about usenet? by jacksonbenete | tildeverse BBJ

>0 jacksonbenete @ 2022/04/06 16:57

Recently I've found this newsreader client for macOS, called usenapp.
It does look good and I wanted to test it.

But I'm not very familiar with usenet, the need to look for a provider,
etc... I've been postponing the issue.

Do you still make use of usenet?
Does it have place for good discussions?
Is it a friendly place nowadays considering the attention now is on
mainstream media (reddit, twitter...), or does usenet still
as hostile as always?

What usergroup do you visit often if you're still on usenet?

>1 dozens @ 2022/04/06 19:09

>>OP

I use tildenet!

https://tilde.club/wiki/usenet-news.html

A lot of the lists are pretty dead, but a small number of curious and determined users can change that, don't you think?

>2 anthk @ 2022/11/07 16:13

>>OP

These

alt.ascii-art
alt.folklore.computers
alt.sys.pdp10
comp.infosystems.gemini
comp.infosystems.gopher
comp.lang.perl
comp.lang.perl.announce
comp.lang.perl.faq
comp.lang.perl.misc
comp.lang.perl.moderated
comp.lang.perl.modules
comp.lang.perl.tk
comp.lang.tcl
comp.lang.tcl.moderated
comp.misc
comp.os.cpm
comp.os.misc
comp.unix.admin
comp.unix.misc
comp.unix.programmer
comp.unix.shell
misc.news.internet.discuss
rec.arts.int-fiction
rec.games.int-fiction
rec.games.roguelike.nethack
sci.misc

>3 fenris @ 2022/11/19 14:22

>>OP
These work for me:

alt.linux.suse
alt.os.linux.suse
comp.os.linux.misc
comp.unix.questions
comp.unix.shell
gnu.emacs.help
comp.emacs
comp.emacs.xemacs
comp.unix.admin

>4 fenris @ 2022/11/19 16:07

>>OP
Oh, and regarding a nntp server, try nntp.aioe.org

>5 alexlehm# @ 2023/01/29 02:52

>>1

I am not using usenet for anything real, I still have my accont on
eternal-september.org configued which provides free newsgroup access

After starting on tildeverse now, I looked at the local newsgroups, but have
done anything with that either except a few test messages