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darcilicious
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reply to swintec

Re: It is possible? Usenet is Dead?

said by swintec:

You can set up your own indexer with spare PCs in your basement now. There was nothing stopping anyone from doing the same thing and taking it one step further like in this case.

[sarcasam]No, say it's not so![/sarcasm]

I've been making this same point lately but it seems to fallen on deaf ears...
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sandman_1

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said by darcilicious:

said by swintec:

You can set up your own indexer with spare PCs in your basement now. There was nothing stopping anyone from doing the same thing and taking it one step further like in this case.

[sarcasam]No, say it's not so![/sarcasm]

I've been making this same point lately but it seems to fallen on deaf ears...

Most people are too lazy to do that believe it or not. They want someone else to do it for them and don't mind paying for it.

I for one am looking into it right at the moment and appreciate community input and suggestions such as yours.

knarf829

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said by sandman_1:

said by darcilicious:

said by swintec:

You can set up your own indexer with spare PCs in your basement now. There was nothing stopping anyone from doing the same thing and taking it one step further like in this case.

[sarcasam]No, say it's not so![/sarcasm]

I've been making this same point lately but it seems to fallen on deaf ears...

Most people are too lazy to do that believe it or not. They want someone else to do it for them and don't mind paying for it.

I for one am looking into it right at the moment and appreciate community input and suggestions such as yours.

I've contemplated this, but I don't see the advantage over:

1. Using raw search

or

2. Downloading headers for groups of interest

What am I missing? What advantage would I gain from setting up my own private indexer versus using raw search or downloading all headers ----(isn't this what my private indexer would do?)


Archivis
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None. None at all.

Too much hand holding on this forum and elsewhere on the Internet has spoiled enough fun for people as is.

People won't even do basic research before asking anymore.
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knarf829

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said by Archivis:

None. None at all.

Too much hand holding on this forum and elsewhere on the Internet has spoiled enough fun for people as is.

People won't even do basic research before asking anymore.

Sort of like this, you mean?

said by Archivis:

I remember seeing a post somewhere about some software that was developed that allowed you to set up file-sharing with your friends.

Is anyone familiar with it? I would like to set up some file-sharing amongst my friends.

You could have just said "I don't know." Or not responded, since I wasn't talking to you anyway.

Asking is "basic research."

You should do a little "basic research" into the incorrectly attributed quote in your sig.


Archivis
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You see, I also contribute quite a hefty sum of information to this website as well as this forum and there are a slew of people that I helped set up in private, so I don't feel bad when I occasionally ask people about their own setups.

»My Setup

The situation we have today is that information is spelled out so simpy (to which, I contributed to) that people that we don't want involved are now involved and are shutting the process down.

Because of this, those of us who aren't cut off do not want to be penalized any further by helping others out.

We have to be purposely crass with people so that we don't hurt our own setups any further. That is the way it has been for the last twenty years. Eventually, the process gets simplified and publicized and then it gets shut down.
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knarf829

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"It's different when I do it." Got it. Google can't find your questions in the forum.

Uh, ok. Sorry my innocuous question about my own private computer this morning ruined your personal Usenet last week. My bad.


Archivis
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Apology accepted.


El Quintron
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reply to Archivis
said by Archivis:

The situation we have today is that information is spelled out so simpy (to which, I contributed to) that people that we don't want involved are now involved and are shutting the process down.

Because of this, those of us who aren't cut off do not want to be penalized any further by helping others out.

I'd disagree, it's one thing to help someone setup a usenet client, and another to tell them where to get content.

The issue I have with some of the sites getting shut down right now, is that they provide direct access to content when they may or may not have the rights to do so, making them (and us) a heat score.

Helping isn't the problem here.
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sandman_1

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+1 Exactly


darcilicious
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reply to sandman_1
said by sandman_1:

said by darcilicious:

said by swintec:

You can set up your own indexer with spare PCs in your basement now. There was nothing stopping anyone from doing the same thing and taking it one step further like in this case.

[sarcasam]No, say it's not so![/sarcasm]

I've been making this same point lately but it seems to fallen on deaf ears...

Most people are too lazy to do that believe it or not. They want someone else to do it for them and don't mind paying for it.

I for one am looking into it right at the moment and appreciate community input and suggestions such as yours.

I'm not talking about "most people"; I'm talking about the folks that want to squash Usenet. I quoted specifically:

There was nothing stopping anyone from doing the same thing and taking it one step further like in this case.


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sandman_1

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Oh excuse me, my apologies...