Last followed this group via usenet 10 or so years ago and have just rediscovered it via Google Groups. Two things immediately noted:
"Gunner" seems to be gone.
It's still infested by BDRs (I guess some things never change :()
Too bad really - the on topic posts were (are?) v useful...
Laf Fal fired this volley in
Hmmm... you must not have gone TOO far back in the group history, since
Gunner posted some things in the last week, or so.
The single most-destructive thing to intelligent discourse here is that
our community mental-defective, Jon Banquer, is still here, although he
tells the world that ANYONE who EVER uses the USENETS is a total loser!
Almost everyone except a few users who like to argue with him have
plonked him completely, and you'd be well-advised to do so the first time
you see him post or respond. Those few keep rehashing his stupidity, and
he even answers his own posts under a couple of pseudonyms, so we still
have to endure some of it.