Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> __/ [ Black Dragon ] on Sunday 05 March 2006 13:54 \__
>> William Poaster wrote:
>>> Yes, a few other archives ignore the "X-No-Archive" header, that's why
>>> it's a waste of time!
>> Since you're claiming XNA is "a waste of time", why then do you and
>> several other cola regulars always make such a big fuss about it?
>> Does anybody besides me miss the old DejaNews? I think what Google has
>> done with the Usenet archives is utterly deplorable. :-(
> It's not just the archives, BD. A more worrisome fact is that they slowly
> convert UseNet into 'Google Chat'. That is most definitely the bigger issue.
> Do not expect quotes and attributions when Google takes over the world,
> communication included.
I don't see Google "converting" Usenet into anything, especially chat.
Usenet has been around since long before the Internet and it'll still be
here long after the Internet as we know it today is gone.
What I do see Google doing is blurring the distinction between its own
Google Groups and *our* Usenet newsgroups for their own gain and that
doesn't sit well with me. That's basically the main reason I use XNA, I
simply don't agree with or like what they are doing with the Usenet so I
don't want them archiving my posts.
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