20th anniversary of rec.sport.rowing

20th anniversary of rec.sport.rowing

Post by Charles Carrol » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:17:47


Quote:
> Take a look, instead, in the Sport Cams for Rowing thread and I think it's
> still there.  I guess that, like me, you're having 'one of those days'?
> Yes, FB is inappropriate, but nothing is inappropriate to RSR - because it
> is Usenet & is _not_ moderated - except trying to post images & other
> attachments.  Funny, isn't it, how the louder types who like to shout
> before they think & sometimes do need to mind their Ps & Qs flock to the
> moderated, commercial forums?

Carl,

Dementia Praecox? I hope not.

When I couldnt find the post in the thread where I supposed it might be, I
did a global search on eye candy. It never occurred to me to search for
eye-candy. The hyphen makes all the difference. How unimaginative of me
not to have tried other search strings.

In any event, it is comforting to know that Usenet still retains some of its
unruly character.

Cordially,

Charles

 
 
 

20th anniversary of rec.sport.rowing

Post by Carl » Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:29:44


Quote:
>> Take a look, instead, in the Sport Cams for Rowing thread and I think
>> it's still there.  I guess that, like me, you're having 'one of those
>> days'?

>> Yes, FB is inappropriate, but nothing is inappropriate to RSR -
>> because it is Usenet & is _not_ moderated - except trying to post
>> images & other attachments.  Funny, isn't it, how the louder types who
>> like to shout before they think & sometimes do need to mind their Ps &
>> Qs flock to the moderated, commercial forums?

> Carl,

> Dementia Praecox? I hope not.

> When I couldnt find the post in the thread where I supposed it might
> be, I did a global search on eye candy. It never occurred to me to
> search for eye-candy. The hyphen makes all the difference. How
> unimaginative of me not to have tried other search strings.

> In any event, it is comforting to know that Usenet still retains some of
> its unruly character.

> Cordially,

> Charles

Surely you meant 'unruly characters', Charles?
;)
Carl

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20th anniversary of rec.sport.rowing

Post by Chris » Fri, 22 Feb 2013 07:26:37

Quote:


> > But I did find my first post, from March 1993. And it's in reply to

> > Lauren, apparently a student cox from Philly in her first year; the

> > whole idea of being able to discuss stuff from around the world was

> > pretty cool back then.

> There's all sorts of interest in this.  Firstly, how few of the original

> voters are still around: I too recognise only Alistair, though I suspect

> someone like Sully would know more.  Secondly, look at the domain names:

> lots and lots of educational ones, and a few technology companies; very

> few ISPs.

> The earliest posts I can find of my own are 2001 but I'm sure I was

> active in the group in the late 90s.  Still a newcomer, though.

earliest post I can find from me is 1999 which is when I think I got a home internet connection.

 
 
 

20th anniversary of rec.sport.rowing

Post by tcyrow.. » Fri, 08 Mar 2013 04:31:25

Quote:

> It looked like RI had taken away many of our regular contributors,
> and had gathered and interesting set of contributors of their own,
> but RSR has had first-rate stuff here.

Sully, I am on RI all the time, but still skim through RSR for intellectual property I can "borrow" from the mother country and claim as my own.  I also recommend RSR to everyone I know as a trove of information that one cannot find elsewhere.

Hope all are well. Carl, I will come visit one day. Someone in our boathouse bought one of your new singles. Can't wait to see it, but we're still frozen up.

Cheers,
JD
Minneapolis