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Do Usenet news have to be the way they are?

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a while ago I read an interview with Bjarne Stroustrup's in which he
said he was working on a protocol to improve Usenet news. I wonder
what happened to that project
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the idea behind the implementation of a model and GUI facilitating
the interchange of opinions among a number of participants about a
certain topic that ends up naturally building a common-pool resource
is worthy, I think
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common-pool resources tend to be abused, but collaborative filtering
and ranking could help easing collaboration, keeping abuses to a
minimum, as well as keeping parties productively and creatively
engaged
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Do you know of any technically sound work (theoretical or
implementations) on improving Usenet newsgroups or any such bulleting
board-like communicative interactions?
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thanks
lbrtchx

Aug 12 '07 #1
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