I am afraid I am witnessing the last days of Usenet. I can remember when this group had around 200 messages a day. The other day there were two, though it is generally four or five times that much. It is not just this group- all the groups I subscribe to are dying. Almost all of my local friends have moved to web-based forums instead.
The thing I always liked about rms was the fact that it was multi-genre, and included tools, paints, etc. Most of the forums friends have suggested to me are single genre. Can anyone suggest a web forum (or even Yahoo group) that is as broad as rms? Or at least multi-genre?