Post by J. J. Lodder Post by Hen Hanna
Would you say that AUE was more lively 10 years ago ?
How would you measure 'lively'?
There were boring and lively threads then
there are boring and lively threads now.
You won't get agreement on which is which.
Post by Hen Hanna
Did it have more ppl ?
The answer to that is yes, unfortunately,
but not by much. (whatever you want 'ppl' to mean)
I'll take it as postings per lunation.
10 years ago there were about 9000 postings/month,
nowadays only 7000. (for last november)
A very good record, given the much faster decline
in almost all other usenet groups.
And stil far too much to read it all,
actually, I'm more interested in the _quality_ of the Posts.
iow.... 10 years ago, was it as common
for a nice thread to be ruined by many annoying
off-topic chatter about
trivial matters (like names for sausage)?
-- confined within its own thread, [names for sausage]
could be a nice topic for AUE.
For decades, I vaguely thought that Brotwurst
must be have Bread in its ingredients.
(or that it goes with Bread)
until a few days ago, when I realized the correct spelling.
For the next 10 years, I may keep thinking that
Brat in Bratwurst means "burned" just like
Brannt in Branntwein.
* PPL is most commonly the abbreviation for people in text messages. However, it can be used to mean: peed pants laughing or pay per lead.
** Pay per lead (PPL) is a form of cost per acquisition, with the “acquisition” in this case being the delivery of a lead. Online and Offline advertising payment model in which fees are charged based solely on the delivery of leads.