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usenet

A world-wide collection of user-submitted notes or messages on various subjects that are posted to servers on the Internet.
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Usenet, they thought, should not be a space for indiscriminate advertisers to clog up discussions and consume more than their share of bandwidth.
It's primarily a search and archiving service, however, and participating in Usenet this way is less convenient than through a specialized Usenet program or the Usenet feature of your e-mail program.
But he still appreciates Usenet for its research and archival benefits.
The issues raised by Usenet spam were identical to those raised by junk e-mail today.
It effortlessly connected to my ISP's Usenet server, collated a list of groups and let me view selected groups, preview images and then download them to my heart's content.
Finally, in a two month survey of two politically-oriented Usenet newsgroups in the United Kingdom (uk.
com lets you search the entire Usenet "universe" for past postings on any subject.
Godfrey, who has resorted to similar litigation on a number of previous occasions, after the Demon ruling incurred the wrath of usenet users, many of which believed the precedent could seriously harm internet freedom of speech.
Many, but by no means all, of the "alt" groups cover adults-only topics, giving the whole Usenet an undeservedly racy reputation.
If a hoax appears in a Usenet newsgroup, see if someone else rebuts it before adding your voice to the fray.
Spamming: Flooding Usenet newsgroups and e-mail boxes with commercial ads.
Newsgroups, sometimes known as Usenet or NetNews, are very popular, and resemble discussion lists in that users post messages that are distributed and then read later.