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Old 05-10-2020, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I was using Usenet in the 80s but there wasn't a standardized addressing scheme. You actually had to specify the route using server names, exclamation poits, etc. uucp was the transfer protocal. Someone at your site had to administer it. I think we used 3 or 4 different 'upstream' connections and we fed a couple 'downstream' ones. Some sites didn't carry the rec or alt groups, some would limit how long or when you could connect. A lot was a matter of who you knew or if you had a friend of a friend who ....
I had heard old-timers say all that before. I was using Deji (I think that was the name) and some off-line reader whose name I also forget. Started with an F. Searched and found that it was Forte Agent. I hadn't heard of usenet in the 80s.
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Old 05-11-2020, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Is it just me? Reddit seems awfully confusing to navigate.
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Old 05-11-2020, 05:39 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Is it just me? Reddit seems awfully confusing to navigate.
I too have not been able to grasp Reddit. (Old dogs (75) and new tricks, you know )

I still use Usenet for a couple of Newsgroups that still are useful.
misc.taxes.moderated has a group of tax specialists that trade tips and tricks. It is moderated so no junk, etc.

comp.dcom.telecom relates to my old career field. It too is moderated.

Sadly soc.retirement, and alt.house.repair, are overrun by a group of would-be bloggers who constantly snipe at each other over all things political. I watch them mostly for the entertainment value.
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Old 05-12-2020, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Is it just me? Reddit seems awfully confusing to navigate.
Definitely doesn’t make sense the way it is set up.
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Old 05-12-2020, 09:18 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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It took me a while to get used to it and I am a computer guy although I never read any instructions.

For the rest, you can always google for more if you are actually interested.

https://mashable.com/2012/06/06/reddit-for-beginners/
https://lifehacker.com/a-beginners-g...dit-1798643829
https://www.alphr.com/social-media/1...uide-to-reddit
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Old 05-12-2020, 12:10 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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I just started using Reddit, just a few subs. I pick up new ones and drop them if I don't like them. I think a lot of the content is made-up. Plus there are a lot of re-posts.
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