In the spirit of inclusivity, I'm pretty sure there are people out there who
would participate but have problems opening an Usenet account.
Google Groups is ok for consulting the 'archives' and lurking, but is far
too slow for any kind of continuity when posting. I initially worked through
mailgate (I'd never even heard of Usenet) and only moved to a proper Usenet
account when that went through a spell of unreliability. Well it is
apparently up and running again and is (at least was) quick and simple to
drive. Give it a go:-
The Internal Fire website also offers access, haven't tried it so can't
comment on speed etc:-
Anyone aware of other web based news services?
18 years ago