I agree with Steve Ball.
You all bitching about the removal of Usenet. Has this guy actually asked for this?
No he pointed out a tiny percentage of groups that should be addressed.
The ISP cannot be bothered to monitor systems they host, so THEY, not this guy, shut them down.
it's a well known fact that the US is one of the biggest hosts for kiddie porn (and spam), yet the people on this site seem quite content to keep letting it go on, commenting with empty suggestions.
So come on smart arses, what would you do? Have someone monitor the hundreds of thousands of pages (for free of course, you wouldn't want to pay for it would you)? Ooo I know ban a few groups, because they would never think of using another group. I know get an automated device to look for it, oh but then your bitch that your being spied on. i know catch the people doing it, because I sure they wouldn't use open connections etc. Or shall we just prentend it's not happening and hope it goes away by itself.
So many people have so many comments on how to do things here, so why don't you get off your soap boxes and stop telling people how things should be done and f**king do the job yourselves. Oh I forgot, most people have no idea about business and live in this dream utopia world, where everyone knows the perfect solution, everything is free, yet people still get paid money to have there utopian holidays and perfectly designed lives.
To be honest, I gave up on usenet years ago when it became a host for porn, spam, hate and racisim and thats just the technical groups.
And flame on.......