Re: most popular newsgroups ?

Kragen Sitaker (
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 08:46:12 -0500 (EST)

Someone wrote:
> Some (>5?) years ago I used to see monthly compliled statistics of
> newsgroups by people subscribed. These were generated by having lots of
> UNIX systems run statistics on people's .newsrc files and combining them
> all.
> I guess this effort died, I can't find any recent trace of this stuff
> anymore.

I asked Brian Reid, who did the stats, what happened, about a year
afterwards. He wrote that with people submitting fake statistics and
so forth, it just wasn't as much fun anymore. So he gave it up.

<>       Kragen Sitaker     <>
The Internet stock bubble didn't burst on 1999-11-08.  Hurrah!