Posted by Long Hair In Albany (other posts) on September 01, 2018 at 14:55:18 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Website gaylonghair.com gone posted by JustCarol on August 30, 2018 at 19:25:46:
: I've noticed the drop in activity here, but also in other forums I've participated in as well. Perhaps social media has something to do with it, or the internet has changed. I can recall USENET being quite active in the late 90's, now it's full of spammers.
Usenet was a very flawed very old technology. Many of the usenet providers did not pick up a number of the usenet groups. Also there were many gruops that were dead but still to carried. And they were very slow to add new groups.
Also usenet was infected with what I would call energy creatures. Those are creatures that wouold post inflamatory stuff and then live off the arguements they started. Spam was also a huge problem. Finally Usenet was old technology, you need a desktop or laptop, it never made the transition to smart phones.