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Post by Riddick » 12-24-2015 12:53 PM

1. The Net-Nature is very simple. Usenet is not dominated by the smartest people, the most interesting people, or the most learned people. It is dominated by the people who want to tell other people their opinions. To expect anything else is absurd.

2. Similarly, the topics that dominate any given newsgroup are not the most interesting, the most helpful, or the most useful. They're the most acrimonious and the most dissent-laden. How else could things possibly turn out?

3. If you are an Art Bell fan, you will notice that many people who post to alt.fan.art-bell do not share your feelings. You will be tempted to appear on this newsgroup and point out to everyone the error of their ways. Please keep in mind that you are the 4,000th person to do so.

4. You, personally, are a unique, exciting, vibrant, intelligent, wise, and self effacing individual with a great deal to contribute to the newsgroups you select on the Net. So is every other schmuck who posts. Get over it.

5. The demise of the Net is imminent--and always will be.......

6. It's not a super-highway. It's not a fishnet. It's not a surfable ocean, a maze, a 3 dimensional space of lights, a city, a chupacabra, or a game. It's not a cocktail party an argument or a home. It is, what it is. You will never prove yourself "cool" or an "insider" by using the "hip" metaphors or slogans of your group to try to control or impress other people. This interlinked computer system of the world doesn't need names, judgments, explanations, or justification---it just is. The playing field is level and if you don't like it, you must not be used to equality.

7. Internet gurus on a specific topic are a dime a dozen. It is the people who don't know much who are rare.

8. Beware the "goodtimes virus". You should e-mail everyone you know to warn them about it.

9. Art Bell is a Geek.

10. Ramona will love you a long time for $5

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Post by Riddick » 05-05-2019 10:53 PM

...Wait, what? Usenet newsgroups are still a thing??
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic ... kZaBt2Un0s
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