Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by K3FU, Sep 12, 2020.
Usenet? Really? Hold on, I need to go load some coal in the stove.
You are very close, but obviously there's been some changes and additions since almost 15 years ago. I have the latest updates.
73, Paul, K3FU
Don't put us coal miners out of business just yet ...
Usenet?!? Gawd, I can't remember the last time I descended into that sewer. Good Luck with the windmills Don Quixote...
It's Paul, not Don.
As I pointed out to K3XR, this is 2020, not 2006, and a lot has transpired since then, which you may have missed. Nearly all of the challenges of almost 15 years ago have been overcome, and we are at the stage where we have stable, useful, on-topic newsgroups for amateur radio on Usenet. Like a healthy garden, they are now at a state where they just need some ongoing maintenance and care, not the wholesale debris removal, weed-pulling, and pest control that was performed over a decade past. Please check them out for yourself:
Also, this isn't just about Usenet. There are other forums about amateur radio (including QRZ) that just need some ongoing maintenance and care, and a motivated community of volunteers that is periodically refreshed to help look after them.
73, Paul, K3FU
Paul, that was a literary reference from the book of the same name: Don Quixote de la Mancha.
The point being: Doing the same useless thing and expecting results... Well I'll stop here. Good luck in your quest. I'm surprised that anyone in this time still gets on usenet, much less taking it so seriously.
I understood the reference. I'm sure that others on this thread did, too. I was just suggesting that derogatory nicknames are not the best way to have a conversation between adults.
I take it you didn't follow the links presented, or read the content?
Is it wrong to take amateur radio, and its presentation to the general public, seriously, regardless of the forum?
I did want to take the time to recognize and express appreciation for the two individuals who contacted me privately either via e-mail or here on QRZ about volunteering. That was the original goal, after all.
TNX ES 73,
I gave at the office...