Newsgroup Longevity

By: Fast Usenet on: February 15th, 2011

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Newsgroup Retention Time

Newsgroups longevity in terms of Usenet is an interesting topic. How long a newsgroup may or may not survive in the Usenet environment is relative to many factors. Particular newsgroups need to be created, filled, and accepted by Usenet providers across the world in order to successfully survive. After this has happened, the newsgroup’s longevity is determined by popularity and activity.

Once a particular newsgroup is requested and approved by a certain Usenet provider, it will be posted on their service. After this new newsgroup is posted, it will be traded through peering with other Usenet providers. If this particular newsgroup passes through other Usenet providers’ filters, the newsgroup will be evident in most Usenet companies’ servers across the world.

Popular Newsgroups

Certain groups have been around for over ten years, some of the newer ones dealing with videos and other like subjects are decently new, but will remain with Usenet because of popularity. In essence, no one provider has the power to remove a newsgroup from all of Usenet. Nonetheless, each Usenet provider has the right to filter and remove newsgroups from their particular service at their discretion. For quality Usenet access, you can always rely on Fastusenet.org