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10000th day of Eternal September
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Sumireko Usami
2021-01-16 10:13:07 UTC
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Saturday (January 16) is September 10000, 1993.
Niklas Karlsson
2021-01-16 11:39:31 UTC
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Post by Sumireko Usami
Saturday (January 16) is September 10000, 1993.
Didn't Eternal September end when AOL withdrew its Usenet support? 2005,
IIRC.

Niklas
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Sumireko Usami
2021-01-16 12:27:06 UTC
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Post by Niklas Karlsson
Post by Sumireko Usami
Saturday (January 16) is September 10000, 1993.
Didn't Eternal September end when AOL withdrew its Usenet support? 2005,
IIRC.
Niklas
Hush
Jason Evans
2021-01-21 10:35:59 UTC
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Post by Niklas Karlsson
Post by Sumireko Usami
Saturday (January 16) is September 10000, 1993.
Didn't Eternal September end when AOL withdrew its Usenet support? 2005,
IIRC.
Niklas
One could argue that it ended when all of the major ISPs stopped
carrying Usenet as a free service. After that there were only 3 types on
users on Usenet.

1. People who are actually here for conversation
2. Spammers
3. Binary downloaders.

OK, maybe 4 types. The last are the trolls who still linger, add
nothing to the conversation, and only try to cause trouble. Thankfully,
those are getting more and more rare.

Of course, you could also argue that the Eternal September will continue
as long as Google Groups is still around.
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JE
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2021-06-02 11:02:32 UTC
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Post by Jason Evans
Post by Niklas Karlsson
Post by Sumireko Usami
Saturday (January 16) is September 10000, 1993.
Didn't Eternal September end when AOL withdrew its Usenet support? 2005,
IIRC.
Niklas
One could argue that it ended when all of the major ISPs stopped
carrying Usenet as a free service. After that there were only 3 types on
users on Usenet.
1. People who are actually here for conversation
2. Spammers
3. Binary downloaders.
OK, maybe 4 types.  The last are the trolls who still linger, add
nothing to the conversation, and only try to cause trouble. Thankfully,
those are getting more and more rare.
Of course, you could also argue that the Eternal September will continue
as long as Google Groups is still around.
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JE
Eternal September ends when there are only in September
new Usenet users and nobody starts in another month.
That will never happen, because nowadays it are not the
schools or universities where people start using Usenet.

So Eternal September ends when all Usenet Newsservers
are shut down.
I think it will take "some" years before that happens.

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