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16 of last 20 posts to this news group have advertising content!

While realizing this is a not a group 'controlled' by a chairperson
etc. should not someone at the organization hosting it do something to
immediately remove advertising?

Disappointed. Cheerio.
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On Sat, 1 Mar 2008 02:06:17 -0800 (PST), terry
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16 of last 20 posts to this news group have advertising content!

While realizing this is a not a group 'controlled' by a chairperson
etc. should not someone at the organization hosting it do something to
immediately remove advertising?


There is also no organization hosting it. That's the way Usenet
works, other than for a few moderated groups which do have usually a
team of people functioning as the chair you refer to. Most of those
are political, national, or religious and most of their spam is hate
mail, advertising, or evangelism.

Usenet is still a better format than mailing lists.

AHR is much higher volume than any moderated group I know, and
moderation would be far too much work. Also, moderators tend to turn
into petty tyrants.

Disappointed. Cheerio.


Buck up. 30 years ago there was no Usenet at all.

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16 of last 20 posts to this news group have advertising content!

While realizing this is a not a group 'controlled' by a chairperson
etc. should not someone at the organization hosting it do something to
immediately remove advertising?

Disappointed. Cheerio.


filters and kill files. Corn Flakes.


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16 of last 20 posts to this news group have advertising content!

While realizing this is a not a group 'controlled' by a chairperson
etc. should not someone at the organization hosting it do something to
immediately remove advertising?

Disappointed. Cheerio.



Yeah, it's annoying. Learn not to look at what you don't want to see. And,
use a real news reader (software), so you can filter some stuff, and
highlight what you want to see.


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On Sat, 1 Mar 2008 02:06:17 -0800 (PST), terry
wrote:

16 of last 20 posts to this news group have advertising content!

While realizing this is a not a group 'controlled' by a chairperson
etc. should not someone at the organization hosting it do something to
immediately remove advertising?

Disappointed. Cheerio.


Joe and Joe are right. Maybe you don't know what a real newsreader
is. It's not a webbrowser.

It's a program like Agent, www.forteinc.com which can be used in Free,
Paid, or maybe also sponsored mode (with its own ads, but not
disguised as posts. Sponsored I see as really a way to see if the
extra features of paid are good enough to be worth paying, to try them
out, or if one should just stick with free mode. Paid is 29 dollars
flat. No need to upgrade ever probably. Unless, ugh, there starts to
be a lot of html in newsgroups and I don't think anyone wants that or
is even trying to do that. There are other free newsreaders also.

Your ISP also has to carry usenet, but many do. If it doesn't you can
subscribe directly to a newsgroup server. I don't remember the price
or how to do that but you can ask at
alt.usenet.offline-reader.forte-agent
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