A forlorn landscape?

Is this NG nothing but a disused short line (branch line here in Brit) with weeds growing up through the sleepers because of no traffic?

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Almost. On rare occassions, the odd switch job rumbles through.

--
Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933
Deepwoods Software -- Download the Model Railroad System
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:02:12 -0500, Robert Heller wrote:

Seems a shame. Even though a lot of ISPs don't carry newsgroups any more,the rec.woodworking group still shows 25-100 posts a day. Of course, when it gets to 100 or more, they're mostly talking politics :-).
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 2015-03-24 1:48 PM, Larry Blanchard wrote:

My ISP (Bell Canada) was one of the first to shut down its UseNet server. So I went to an independent, Newshosting. $10/month, I think there's a limit on downloads, but I've never reached. There are free UseNet services, too, but in my experience they're flaky.
In another group, someone said that some ISP's block or throttle NNTP (UseNet) traffic, which IMO is illegal.
Have a good day,
--
Best,
Wolf K
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

I'm still subscribed, because occasionally somebody posts something useful, often a question for the more experienced modellers.
But most of my on-line model railway activity is through specialist email groups on Yahoo like the 7mm (O-Scale), GWR, early rail (mostly American) and small layout design groups.
I prefer Usenet and email because otherwise you have to log onto lots of diggerent individual web forums which is much less convenient.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Probably not worth changing for you, but I've been probably a decade with newsguy.com and they always have been $60.00 for a year.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Giganews is $4.99/month == $59.88/year.

--
Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933
Deepwoods Software -- Download the Model Railroad System
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote in message...

Eternal September, based in Germany, what I use is $0 per month, adding up to $0 per year.
(Just sign up!)
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Very good metaphor. Sadly, almost all newsgroups are going quite comatose. I found them more easily accessable and stable than 'blogs'.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Disused? No. A backwater? Well, perhaps. But look on the bright side - at least this NG has not become a haven for 'tinned luncheon meat', unlike so many newsgroups.
There are still a few fairly busy traditional NGs, although not many new faces these days. Those that do appear seem to stumble upon Usenet via Google Groups, without really realising where they are.
--
Graeme, Scotland

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Polytechforum.com is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.