• USENET messages

    From Digital Man@VERT to All on Sat Dec 2 17:48:09 2023
    I am now moderating all imported USENET messages in this area due to the recent increase in SPAM from there. This moderation option is already a feature of newslink.js, but I've just never used it myself.

    This does mean that some other non-USENET message may not propagate the network quite as a fast (I must personally validate or delete the USENET messages, if any, befoer any non-USENET messages will be exported to other networks or viewable by users), but since I read this area just about every day and there aren't that frequent of postings coming from USENET, I don't expect it'll be a problem.
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  • From Chad Adams@VERT to Digital Man on Sat Dec 2 23:18:23 2023
    Digital Man wrote to All <=-

    I am now moderating all imported USENET messages in this area due to
    the recent increase in SPAM from there. This moderation option is
    already a feature of newslink.js, but I've just never used it myself.

    This does mean that some other non-USENET message may not propagate the network quite as a fast (I must personally validate or delete the
    USENET messages, if any, befoer any non-USENET messages will be
    exported to other networks or viewable by users), but since I read this area just about every day and there aren't that frequent of postings coming from USENET, I don't expect it'll be a problem. --
    digital man (rob)

    Breaking Bad quote #43:
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Chad Adams on Sun Dec 3 03:10:07 2023
    Re: Re: USENET messages
    By: Chad Adams to Digital Man on Sat Dec 02 2023 11:18 pm

    Digital Man wrote to All <=-

    I am now moderating all imported USENET messages in this area due to the recent increase in SPAM from there. This moderation option is already a feature of newslink.js, but I've just never used it myself.

    This does mean that some other non-USENET message may not propagate the network quite as a fast (I must personally validate or delete the USENET messages, if any, befoer any non-USENET messages will be exported to other networks or viewable by users), but since I read this area just about every day and there aren't that frequent of postings coming from USENET, I don't expect it'll be a problem. --

    You quoted my message, but there was no additional content. <shrug>
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to DIGITAL MAN on Sun Dec 3 10:02:00 2023
    I am now moderating all imported USENET messages in this area due to the recent
    increase in SPAM from there. This moderation option is already a feature of new
    link.js, but I've just never used it myself.

    Thanks, DM. While they were annoying, they were not as bad here as in
    other areas on other networks, which have been taken over by it.


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Dumas Walker on Sun Dec 3 14:22:17 2023
    Re: USENET messages
    By: Dumas Walker to DIGITAL MAN on Sun Dec 03 2023 10:02 am

    I am now moderating all imported USENET messages in this area due to the recent
    increase in SPAM from there. This moderation option is already a feature of new
    link.js, but I've just never used it myself.

    Thanks, DM. While they were annoying, they were not as bad here as in
    other areas on other networks, which have been taken over by it.

    Yeah, and it seems Google may have tamped down on the spammers now. I haven't seen any in a couple days now.
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    Breaking Bad quote #51:
    I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And.. I was really.. I was alive Norco, CA WX: 66.2F, 48.0% humidity, 0 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs ---
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  • From nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to All on Sat Dec 9 05:52:54 2023
    On Sun, 3 Dec 2023 14:22:17 -0800
    "Digital Man" (VERT) <VERT!Digital.Man@endofthelinebbs.com> wrote:

    Re: USENET messages
    By: Dumas Walker to DIGITAL MAN on Sun Dec 03 2023 10:02 am

    I am now moderating all imported USENET messages in this area due
    to the
    recent
    increase in SPAM from there. This moderation option is already a
    feature of
    new
    link.js, but I've just never used it myself.

    Thanks, DM. While they were annoying, they were not as bad here
    as in other areas on other networks, which have been taken over by
    it.

    Yeah, and it seems Google may have tamped down on the spammers now. I
    haven't seen any in a couple days now.

    I wouldn't bet on it. I'm sitting here looking at my innd log and the
    hundreds of google groups cancels being done by the cancel bots.
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to nelgin on Sat Dec 9 15:39:25 2023
    Re: Re: USENET messages
    By: nelgin to All on Sat Dec 09 2023 05:52 am

    Yeah, and it seems Google may have tamped down on the spammers now. I haven't seen any in a couple days now.

    I wouldn't bet on it. I'm sitting here looking at my innd log and the hundreds of google groups cancels being done by the cancel bots.

    Yeah, I've been deleting a few every day now, still.
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    This Is Spinal Tap quote #43:
    I feel my role in the band is ... kind of like lukewarm water.
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  • From nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to All on Fri Dec 15 00:17:41 2023
    On Sat, 9 Dec 2023 15:39:25 -0800
    "Digital Man" (VERT) <VERT!Digital.Man@endofthelinebbs.com> wrote:

    Re: Re: USENET messages
    By: nelgin to All on Sat Dec 09 2023 05:52 am

    Yeah, and it seems Google may have tamped down on the spammers
    now. I haven't seen any in a couple days now.

    I wouldn't bet on it. I'm sitting here looking at my innd log and
    the hundreds of google groups cancels being done by the cancel
    bots.

    Yeah, I've been deleting a few every day now, still.


    Rumor is that Google Groups is shutting down in Feb 2024 as far as
    peering and new posts to usenet. That will be a relief to usenet admins everywhere.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to nelgin on Fri Dec 15 07:14:33 2023
    Re: Re: USENET messages
    By: nelgin to All on Fri Dec 15 2023 12:17 am


    Rumor is that Google Groups is shutting down in Feb 2024 as far as
    peering and new posts to usenet. That will be a relief to usenet admins everywhere.

    do they even give a shit? usenet is mostly binaries and that's even not as good as it used to be.

    i hope google groups shuts down, there's no real reason to have it. it's not very useful anymore.
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  • From Richard Miles@VERT to nelgin on Fri Dec 15 18:12:31 2023
    On 15 Dec 2023, nelgin said the following...

    Rumor is that Google Groups is shutting down in Feb 2024 as far as
    peering and new posts to usenet. That will be a relief to usenet admins everywhere.

    Sucks and it doesn't. There's only one google group that I belong to that isn't on Usenet. Those I can continue pulling into my board but I guess for the Tasker group I'll have to continue using Google.

    The great thing is that most of the spam I see is actually posted from Google Groups rather than usenet so dropping the support will be awesome.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to nelgin on Sun Dec 17 07:47:00 2023
    nelgin wrote to All <=-

    Rumor is that Google Groups is shutting down in Feb 2024 as far as
    peering and new posts to usenet. That will be a relief to usenet admins everywhere.

    It's no rumor.

    Google Groups ending support for Usenet

    What's changing?
    Starting on February 22, 2024, you can no longer use Google Groups (at groups.google.com) to post content to Usenet groups, subscribe to Usenet groups, or view new Usenet content. You can continue to view and search
    for historical Usenet content posted before February 22, 2024 on Google
    Groups.

    In addition, Googles Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) server and associated peering will no longer be available, meaning Google will not
    support serving new Usenet content or exchanging content with other NNTP servers.

    This change will not impact any non-Usenet content on Google Groups,
    including all user and organization-created groups. Most of the current
    Google Groups content is not Usenet content and will not be affected.
    If you work with Usenet groups in Google Groups, support for these
    groups is ending soon.


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Richard Miles on Sun Dec 17 07:59:00 2023
    Richard Miles wrote to nelgin <=-

    The great thing is that most of the spam I see is actually posted from Google Groups rather than usenet so dropping the support will be
    awesome.

    We can hope...



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  • From nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Dec 18 10:05:38 2023
    Re: Re: USENET messages
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to nelgin on Sun Dec 17 2023 07:47:00

    It's no rumor.

    I said that because someone posted the same notice but I hadn't actually seen it myself.
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