Blake T. However, the Usenet is not an easily regulatable zone and evades many contemporary legal notions of jurisdiction and agency. In turn, this paper discusses: 1 legal standards under the First Amendment, 2 the regulation of BBSs, 3 the regulation of the Usenet, 4 specific activities on alt. I know that this group attracts a broad church of interests, and that is fine but surely there must be some things we as a community regard as unacceptable….
Hm this is making me feel old Google does have some from It is this weird mix of people from replying to threads from The organization is very confusing which I'm sure contributes to the low quality. And what's insane is that there appear to be some flames still going on from 20 years ago???
A look into Usenet, the original wild west of the internet
Last Updated: Sep 12, The alt. The alt category was created separate from the Big Seven. It first came into existence as part of what is known as the great renaming in
Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in , and it was established in Usenet resembles a bulletin board system BBS in many respects and is the precursor to Internet forums that became widely used. Discussions are threaded , as with web forums and BBSs, though posts are stored on the server sequentially. A major difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator. Individual users may read messages from and post messages to a local server, which may be operated by anyone.