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us.arts.poetry ceases operation.
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Fred Hall
2011-12-18 05:53:51 UTC
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Another usenet poetry group has ceased operation.
Today, while posting the 2011 installment of Penny's 14
days of Christmas
<http://gdancesbetty.blogspot.com/search/label/Christmas>,
"You cannot post messages because this group is only
available as an archive."
Sad news. Usap has been operating since at least 2001 as a
venue for American poems and poetry. Its heyday was the
2003-2007 period, it became a refuge for many (both
Americans and non-Americans) driven off of aapc and rap by
the Ko0K hegemony on those groups. In 2005 it was receiving
as many as 3000 posts a month. By 2010,  though, posts had
declined to double digits per month (many of those
crossposts).
Yes, I remember Henrietta and a few others over there in the
heyday of us.arts.poetry... David from New Zealand seemed to
be the last poster around there, last time I looked.
Yeah, David posted on usap as recently as Nov. 23 (when he
reposted his sonnet, "The Bra Went Down."). And Robert Morpheal
posted some new poems there not long earlier. Since then,
though (at least according to Google), aside from one crosspost
I've been the only one posting there.
Don't worry, MensaGeorge, I'll get that post count going and
restore uap to its former glory































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Fred Hall
2011-12-18 18:14:32 UTC
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Post by Fred Hall
Another usenet poetry group has ceased operation.
Today, while posting the 2011 installment of Penny's 14
days of Christmas
<http://gdancesbetty.blogspot.com/search/label/Christmas
, I visited us.arts.poetry, only to be met by this
"You cannot post messages because this group is only
available as an archive."
Sad news. Usap has been operating since at least 2001
as a venue for American poems and poetry. Its heyday
was the 2003-2007 period, it became a refuge for many
(both Americans and non-Americans) driven off of aapc
and rap by the Ko0K hegemony on those groups. In 2005
it was receiving as many as 3000 posts a month. By
2010,  though, posts had declined to double digits per
month (many of those crossposts).
Yes, I remember Henrietta and a few others over there in
the heyday of us.arts.poetry... David from New Zealand
seemed to be the last poster around there, last time I
looked.
Yeah, David posted on usap as recently as Nov. 23 (when he
reposted his sonnet, "The Bra Went Down."). And Robert
Morpheal posted some new poems there not long earlier.
Since then, though (at least according to Google), aside
from one crosspost I've been the only one posting there.
Don't worry, MensaGeorge, I'll get that post count going and
restore uap to its former glory
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What? Why?
Because I am a kind and compassionate person. It pains me to see
MensaGeorge crying over Giggle Groups execution of uap

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Fred Hall
2011-12-18 18:16:12 UTC
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Post by Fred Hall
Another usenet poetry group has ceased operation.
Today, while posting the 2011 installment of Penny's 14
days of Christmas
<http://gdancesbetty.blogspot.com/search/label/Christmas
, I visited us.arts.poetry, only to be met by this
"You cannot post messages because this group is only
available as an archive."
Sad news. Usap has been operating since at least 2001
as a venue for American poems and poetry. Its heyday
was the 2003-2007 period, it became a refuge for many
(both Americans and non-Americans) driven off of aapc
and rap by the Ko0K hegemony on those groups. In 2005
it was receiving as many as 3000 posts a month. By
2010,  though, posts had declined to double digits per
month (many of those crossposts).
Yes, I remember Henrietta and a few others over there in
the heyday of us.arts.poetry... David from New Zealand
seemed to be the last poster around there, last time I
looked.
Yeah, David posted on usap as recently as Nov. 23 (when he
reposted his sonnet, "The Bra Went Down."). And Robert
Morpheal posted some new poems there not long before. Since
then, though (at least according to Google), aside from one
crosspost I've been the only one posting there.
Don't worry, MensaGeorge, I'll get that post count going and
restore uap to its former glory
Great idea, Freddy Fuckhead. Start posting there instead of
here, and you're sure to improve one newsgroup,.
Post by Fred Hall
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Poor George, I feel your pain

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Will Dockery
2011-12-19 20:54:59 UTC
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Another usenet poetry group has ceased operation.
Today, while posting the 2011 installment of Penny's 14
days of Christmas
<http://gdancesbetty.blogspot.com/search/label/Christmas>,
"You cannot post messages because this group is only
available as an archive."
Sad news. Usap has been operating since at least 2001 as a
venue for American poems and poetry. Its heyday was the
2003-2007 period, it became a refuge for many (both
Americans and non-Americans) driven off of aapc and rap by
the Ko0K hegemony on those groups. In 2005 it was receiving
as many as 3000 posts a month. By 2010, though, posts had
declined to double digits per month (many of those
crossposts).
Yes, I remember Henrietta and a few others over there in the
heyday of us.arts.poetry... David from New Zealand seemed to
be the last poster around there, last time I looked.
Yeah, David posted on usap as recently as Nov. 23 (when he
reposted his sonnet, "The Bra Went Down."). And Robert Morpheal
posted some new poems there not long earlier. Since then,
though (at least according to Google), aside from one crosspost
I've been the only one posting there.
Don't worry, George, I'll get that post count going and
restore uap to its former glory
I and several other posters revived both the Orson Welles and Harlan Ellison
newsgroups a few years ago by posting there and then putting a request in to
Google Groups... we found at that time that after Google closes a Group, a
request has to be made to them to reopen the group, and they have to decide
on whether they'll open it or not.
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Under the Radar & other story-song-poems:
https://will-dockery-and-friends.soundawesome.com/
Will Dockery
2014-07-18 18:20:41 UTC
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Post by Fred Hall
Another usenet poetry group has ceased operation.
Today, while posting the 2011 installment of Penny's 14
days of Christmas
<http://gdancesbetty.blogspot.com/search/label/Christmas>,
"You cannot post messages because this group is only
available as an archive."
Sad news. Usap has been operating since at least 2001 as a
venue for American poems and poetry. Its heyday was the
2003-2007 period, it became a refuge for many (both
Americans and non-Americans) driven off of aapc and rap by
the Ko0K hegemony on those groups. In 2005 it was receiving
as many as 3000 posts a month. By 2010, though, posts had
declined to double digits per month (many of those
crossposts).
Yes, I remember Henrietta and a few others over there in the
heyday of us.arts.poetry... David from New Zealand seemed to
be the last poster around there, last time I looked.
Yeah, David posted on usap as recently as Nov. 23 (when he
reposted his sonnet, "The Bra Went Down."). And Robert Morpheal
posted some new poems there not long earlier. Since then,
though (at least according to Google), aside from one crosspost
I've been the only one posting there.
Don't worry, MensaGeorge, I'll get that post count going and
restore uap to its former glory
Well, here it is... Fred Hall's pledge to "restore us.arts.poetry. to its
former glory." - from what I can see, nothing happened with that though.
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