> Isn't it interesting that an obituary for this site draws the most public
> comment in some time.
> Looking back over the previous 30 days of posts I see about 15 different
> names. I wonder how many lurkers visit this site? I can't imagine that the
> total readership here is much greater than a couple hundred people with
> less than 50 who would post a message.
> Would the readers of this message please respond with a quick reply that
> they do read this forum, and indicate if they have posted here in the
I've never been very active here but lurk daily during the season. It's sad
to hear about ISPs dropping usenet access. I had trouble getting on usenet a
year ago and was shocked that most Charter support personnel had never even
heard of it. One told me to call Microsoft! Another explained that because
it was a "fee service" they provided, that they did not offer any support
for it. It didn't matter that they listed it among the services that I paid
for and that it is part of my daily routine. The web forums do have a lot to
offer and I spend time there too, but I've been on usenet before the world
wide web even existed.
On a brighter note, Santa Claus brought my wife a new Ski-Doo GSX E-Tec for
Christmas. I'm almost envious but love my 4-stroke.