Re: Apollo Block I vs. Block II?

> >>>> >>>>> No one has posted here in nearly 22 years.
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>>>> This newsgroup took a nose dive around 1999-2000 when genre specific model forums arrived. Ship modeling sites, armor modeling sites, car modeling sites, aircraft, space, science fiction, figures all basically drew the crowd away from the newsgroups.
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>>> That and a number of people that thought because they were "professionals" they could harass many of the posters, especially newbies because the of politics or simply because they thought that they owned the place.
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>>> Regards,
>>> John Braungart
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>> I remember Merriman (Dave?) some sort or semi-professional modeler who declared us "kit assemblers" and he was one of the only true "model builders". I remember quickly finding out what the killfile (ignore list) was.
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> Yeah, he got booted off of a bunch of different sites.
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> Regards,
> John Braungart
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...and then, a lot of ISPs (including mine...) cut off our usenet
access. Which drastically silenced and saddened quite a few of us.
I've found a free service where I can make one or two odd(?) posts like
this one, but I'm still looking for a service provider that can get me
back into the real mix.
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Rufus
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model forums arrived. Ship modeling sites, armor modeling sites, car model ing sites, aircraft, space, science fiction, figures all basically drew the crowd away from the newsgroups.
nals" they could harass many of the posters, especially newbies because the of politics or simply because they thought that they owned the place.
declared us "kit assemblers" and he was one of the only true "model builde rs". I remember quickly finding out what the killfile (ignore list) was.
I access it through Google GRoups through virtually any ISP.
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RobG

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