opi at cyb3r.org
Tue Jan 25 20:10:09 UTC 2005
Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> Do you mean that "newsgroups" allow you to cancel postings ?
Sure they do.
> I don't
> know what newsgroups are, never used one, do'nt know how it works.
Hum, back in days, newsgroups was The Source Of Information.
Newsgroups are hosted by servers, some are connected in something that
is similar to ftp mirrors. Once you posted something, all server
carrying same group will have it. Sooner or later.
Groups are in hierarchy. It looks like that:
pl. <- root of Polish hierarchy
pl.comp <- computer related stuff
pl.comp.os.linux <- a newsgroup about Linux
pl.hum.poezja <- about poetry
About funcionality: if you know how forum looks alike, it's mostly the
same. Once you're in your fav. newsgroup you can post a msg. in a
thread, start a thread. You may or may not post binary files.
I guess there's a reason why I keep away from forums. I've used to
usenet (aka newsgroups). You could find detailed posts about things,
writen in fine language, smart and funny. Some threads in Usnet has
history of thier own. Like Linux kernel vs. microkernel. ;-)
Worst part of the Internet: spam, trolls, FUD and flamewars has also
roots in newsgroups. I guess you can Google out more. Start from
Gosh, I'm only 25 and already telling tales like a grandfather in a
rocking chair. :-)
PS. sorry, I know this thread is OT, but I just have to ansfer. :-)
Sorry for my lousy English, I never managed to get a grip on it.
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