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what is usenet? can anyone explain
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This probably explains it well it's a sortof global distributed bulletin board system that predates the Web.
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usenet

Wikipedia can -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet

Basically, Usenet is basically an internet based discussion forum (a little like this forum) but doesnt use the web and Internet explorer / other broswers. Instead you generally use a newsreader (outlook express will do). It was very popular before the web became a big thing. Usenet can carry files as well as text, but since discussion forums and peer2peer / bit torrent are now very popular it's not used as much.

Chris
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Usenet is an area where you can discuss many things, unlike Plusnet forums it is un-gagged and you are free to speak openly ;-) ;-)

HTH
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theres nothing stopping you talking about whateva u like on the plusnet forums. Including how good or crappy they are.

How long you can discuss how crappy they are without the post beig deleted is another matter Wink. Nothing stopping you having a 10mins converstaion until someone notices it. Tongue

Smiley

Edit : Sorry for going offtopic Smiley question as far as i can see what been answered already so alittle sarcasim cant hurt
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Locking threads does not happen on Usenet ;-)
Plenty of BS but no locking ;-)