My father was the sysadmin for Deja News at the time they were bought by Google.  I was told that the "buyout" consisted of some Google folks showing up with a rack of drives, dumping all of Deja News's data over a weekend, and then flying back out to Mountain View.


On 8 May 2018 at 15:11, Arthur Krewat <> wrote:
On 5/8/2018 3:00 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
The problem is, many of us have stopped using it for whatever reason, and certainly don't store/forward much.

Maybe it's time to take it back and get back to the original intention of USENET.

So where on Earth does one get an NNTP feed from these days?  Lord knows I've tried.  An no, I'm not talking about a pay-for-access NNRP host that I have to pull things from.

That was going to be my next question ;) - Google has the entire archive (minus binaries), and most commercial places have it going back only 3000 days or so.

Where's Deja News when you need 'em.