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Difference between alt.lang.BASIC and comp.lang.basic.misc
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Phred
2009-11-01 14:08:42 UTC
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Is there a big difference between the
alt.lang.basic Newsgroup and the comp.lang.basic.misc Newsgroup?
No.
What is the difference?
a.l.b may not have as many readers as c.l.b.m because many
corporate/government sites do not carry alt.* groups.
However, this is a moot point in present times because there're only
ten or a dozen participants left on USENET these days anyway. :-)
What is not allowed here in the sence of BASIC?
alt.* groups typically carry more crap than the Big8 groups, but
saying that is a bit of an anachronism because these days all
newsgroups carry much more crap than information. As a fine example
of this, you need look no further than comp.lang.basic.powerbasic in
its present incarnation.

Cheers, Phred.
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Auric__
2009-11-02 14:38:51 UTC
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Post by Phred
Is there a big difference between the
alt.lang.basic Newsgroup and the comp.lang.basic.misc Newsgroup?
No.
What is the difference?
a.l.b may not have as many readers as c.l.b.m because many
corporate/government sites do not carry alt.* groups.
However, this is a moot point in present times because there're only
ten or a dozen participants left on USENET these days anyway. :-)
...not including viruses and warez d00dz.
Post by Phred
What is not allowed here in the sence of BASIC?
alt.* groups typically carry more crap than the Big8 groups, but
saying that is a bit of an anachronism because these days all
newsgroups carry much more crap than information. As a fine example
of this, you need look no further than comp.lang.basic.powerbasic in
its present incarnation.
[sigh]
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