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R.I.P., A.F.H.
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Author:  JamesGifford [ Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:43 pm ]
Post subject:  R.I.P., A.F.H.

Looks like alt.fan.heinlein has finally fallen into a terminal coma - just 8 posts this month, with fewer than 10 a month for quite some time, and very little responding material to first-posts.

Time to delete XNews from my system, I guess. The last three groups I had active have had zero posts in a year, plus the tiny trickle in AFH.

Hail and farewell, Usenet...

Author:  jeepojiii [ Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P., A.F.H.

Once upon a time, my daily Usenet visit was a major highlight of my day. It is a shame that it couldn't keep up with the rapidly changing cyber-world. It is likely that we'll never have a single "place" where you can discuss/argue/rant over any topic one can think of again. R.I.P., A.F.H. and Usenet.

Author:  holmesiv [ Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P., A.F.H.

I really enjoyed Usenet. A clunky formula for information sharing, but a fun one.

Author:  PeterScott [ Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P., A.F.H.

There is such an irony in waxing nostalgic over something so modern as Usenet. Reminiscent of business signs in Los Angeles proclaiming, "A tradition since 1998!"

Author:  JusTin [ Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P., A.F.H.

The Heinlein Forum on Facebook just passed 200 users. Although the Groups interface leaves something to be desired, there is some lively discussion taking place there. The major advantage is that I have to remember to check here, but since I'm already browsing Facebook it's easy to sample discussion there.

We have a number of former a.f.h cobbers and some Quotable Heinlein site folks as well, not to mention a fair chunk of those that post actively here.

Author:  JamesGifford [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P., A.F.H.

JusTin wrote:
Although the Groups interface leaves something to be desired [...] but since I'm already browsing Facebook it's easy to sample discussion there.

Let's just change his name to Heinlite and be done with it.

Author:  holmesiv [ Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P., A.F.H.

Gifford:

Hate your new avatar.

Just sayin'.

Author:  JamesGifford [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:19 am ]
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holmesiv wrote:
Gifford:

Hate your new avatar.

Just sayin'.


And I combed my hair so neatly for the sitting.

Author:  RobertPearson [ Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P., A.F.H.

JamesGifford wrote:
holmesiv wrote:
Gifford:

Hate your new avatar.

Just sayin'.


And I combed my hair so neatly for the sitting.


That's what happens when you laugh with a half-ounce of whiskey half-way down your throat. It will take six months before he regains his former good looks.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: R.I.P., A.F.H.

JusTin wrote:
The Heinlein Forum on Facebook just passed 200 users. Although the Groups interface leaves something to be desired, there is some lively discussion taking place there. The major advantage is that I have to remember to check here, but since I'm already browsing Facebook it's easy to sample discussion there.

We have a number of former a.f.h cobbers and some Quotable Heinlein site folks as well, not to mention a fair chunk of those that post actively here.


Is the discussion on there of enough interest to make it worth me overcoming my strong dislike for Facebook? Can I read the discussion without joining Facebook?

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