So, I was not born in the Usenet era and honestly would have like to had
what they had - a standard protocol for communication. This exists today
but guess what has happened to it, SPAM, SPAM and more SPAM.
I want an NNTP network and I know many others do as well, I surely
cannot be alone in a quest for a protocol which allows discussions on
topics with any client you want to use. Therefore I want to create a new
Usenet, in this proposal I shall refer to it as Usenet-Next as it needs
a name that people can use to relate to this proposal.
So how shall we make our network rid of spam. Well the thing is to be
strict in both the user registration process and the server
configurations and who our servers peer with. I am not well versed at
all in NNTP but that is why I'd like to get you people to mail me
(deavmi [at] disroot [dot] org) so we discuss the setup but also the
rules for the network which will be very strict and lastly how these
things are linked together.
Remember, we are not migrating Usenet but creating our own network,
Usenet-Next, therefore we will not have any relation to the Usenet
network or community, the only relation we will have is making them
aware of our new proposal and network.
I would like to save the idea of a distributed network of servers
tossing posts around to create a decentralized but common database of
news - this is Usenet. I would greatly appreciate mail from anyone who
would like to discuss this proposal and do some tests and setup the
network. I would also like to note that I am not making myself the
network king or anything, I just want to start the discussion.
I am sorry for the spam I have caused. But spam is something that is
useless, and this is not spam. I have contradicted myself there, sorry.
I just felt that this is a matter of emergency. I don't want to resort
to terrible centralized web forums, I love Usenet, even for the 2 days I
have been using it but I could not come to terms with and accept the spam.
Tristan B. Kildaire (Deavmi)