Re: AT&T Usenet Netnews Service Shutting Down
- From: Allen Kistler <ackistler@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 14:16:55 -0500
Darren Salt wrote:
I demand that Joe Six-Pack may or may not have written...
On 2009-06-08, <news-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <news-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Posted only internally to AT&T Usenet Servers.
Err... Not quite. It migrated to supernews/giganews also :)
Globally visible, I think. And inappropriately multiposted (should have been
fewer copies, each one reasonably widely crossposted).
I wonder if sbcglobal.discard (as opposed to .disgard) was meant?
General cluelessness in the tech support of Usenet is probably one reason SBC/ATT is dropping Usenet. On the (genuinely exclusive) SBC groups, there's been limited conjecture that the typo in the one group name means the message is a hoax. Meanwhile Bleachbot is blasting it from existence wherever it can, since it's been posted to *every* group the old Prodigy servers carry, not just sbcglobal.*. It's probably legit, though.