On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, John Nunes vociferated:
}Dr H wrote:
}> On Wed, 10 Jun 2009, Derek Gee vociferated:
}> }"Dr H" <***@efn.org> wrote:
}> }> Usenet activity seems to have fallen off drastically in
}> }> the past year.
}> }> Dr H
}> }That's because many ISP's dropped Usenet after Andrew Cuomo went on quest to
}> }destroy it in the name of fighting child pornography. Of course, Usenet
}> }wasn't where all the child porn people were, but when you're trying to get
}> Wow, I guess I haven't been paying attention. I kind of wandered off into
}> blog-land for a while, and when I came back a lot of newsgroups were
}> depopulated. I had no idea that ISPs were dropping access left and right.
}> Sheesh, talk about draconian measures! Isn't this like shutting down all
}> telephone landlines just because a handful of people sometimes make
}> obscene phone calls?
}AT&T has announced it is shutting down it's abusenet server this summer.
My own Usenet access has been a little flakey recently, but no talk
about shutting it off.
Might be time to look into third-party providers, though.