A bit of history

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A bit of history

Post  JimLewis on Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:47 pm

We now have 109 pages of messages in our "Bonsai Discussion" forum. In an excess of having nothing better to do, I took a look back at Page 1. This was a stellar contribution. Thanks -- again -- Jeremy.

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t8-xmasbonsai-open-day-2008

I was struck by some of the old names who posted on that one page of posts -- too many of them long gone.

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Re: A bit of history

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:25 pm

Alan Walker is still active on Facebook.
Later.
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Speaking of History

Post  john jones on Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:22 am

Is this the same IBC forum that was tied to a USENET newsgroup of a similar name way back in the day? I was a member a long time ago (early 2000s), but life intervened.

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Speaking of History

Post  bonsaisr on Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:10 am

The selfsame. Some of us have been members since about 1992.
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Re: A bit of history

Post  john jones on Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:42 am

bonsaisr wrote:The selfsame. Some of us have been members since about 1992.
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Excellent. I feel at home already, Iris.

Is there still a connection to USENET? Many ISPs have stopped supporting USENET newsgroups.

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Re: A bit of history

Post  JimLewis on Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:57 am

Is there still a connection to USENET? Many ISPs have stopped supporting USENET newsgroups.
No. We used to have a Web-USENET connection (several years ago), but it was clunky and one-way and it was dropped, or the middleman stopped supporting it -- I can't recall.

Last I checked there still was a USENET bonsai group, but that was some time ago. It is/was so filled with SPAM, some of it pretty nasty, that I stopped looking.

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History

Post  bonsaisr on Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:57 pm

It is called Rec.Arts.Bonsai. It is still functioning. I often refer questioners to IBC. Sci.Bio.Botany, on the other hand, is a sad case. They are now Google groups.
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