Oh! Let's see what was popular in the Usenet!
... wait what? STOP
A quick Google search indicates that apparently the Fred guy was active in the Usenet around 2005 and contributed to many flames. So maybe he made a few enemies? Or just one enemy with a lot of free time?
Remember, kids: don't get into useless arguments on the internet, you never know if the other person is a nutjob
Besides France, Italy is the other country with a couple alt-like hierarchies and some activity.
Back in the early 00s, the Spanish also had two of them (es.* and esp.*) and both were pretty active. I was even involved in the creation of a new group.
sac.* is flooded with our rush-limbaugh fans for some reason
I had to search what sac.* meant, it seems to be Sacramento.
Here's a handy list of hierarchies: http://usenet.trigofacile.com/hierarchies/
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@cfenollosa I tried to get usenet to work on SDF but couldn't figure it out. I should give it another go.
@junkman pretty straigtforward with slrn, connect to news.sdf.org with your username and password and that's it!
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko