Newsgroups: It's Why I Left WebTV|
By Net4TV Voice
(September 12, 1999)
These former WebTV users tell us that the newsgroup "calamity" is the reason that they left WebTV.
I used to have WebTV. but the newsgroup's got
to violent, so I quit WebTV a bought a computer. It would be
better if WNI Would let NON-WebTV members in the
I was threatened with violence by another webtv user in the newsgroups. When I sent it to abuse, they sent me an email that said "if you don't like it, don't go there." So I sent him an email telling him that I was turning it over to the police and calling him an SOB. He sent it to abuse, and they sent ME a warning!
Oh, I got the message all right. I got a computer -- and an iMac -- not another f***** dime to Bill Gates and his so-called "service." One of these days real soon someone is going to file a lawsuit and get into the WebTV Compliance records, and woooo the media will have FUN!
i left webtv because they let trolls ruin good
newsgroups like alt.discuss.html. a bunch of trolls took over
and webtv corp. would not do anything to stop them. if webtv
corp would stop the trolls from ruining groups i would have
stayed with webtv.
While a WebTV subscriber I was an active
newsgroup participant. I enjoyed the exchange of ideas and
the commandery it offered. However with the growth of
WebTV subscribers and WNI's casual attitude when it came
to policing abuses I gradually became disenchanted. One of
WebTV's greatest failings was to maintain a pleasant
decorum within the alt.discuss hierarchy. This culminated with
the no-rules hierarchy experiment which was a dismal failure.
It's all right to disagree but the daily battles, vulgarities and
threats created a climate that precluded the peaceful
enjoyment of the forums. While it wasn't the prominent reason
for leaving WebTV, it contributed heavily.
Craig Matthews - aka,ThreeCrosses
I just got another email from someone who was
sickened by the crap that goes on in the alt.discuss
newsgroups and they said that they are leaving. It has to do
with the posting of family photos and Webtv not doing
anything about it. I've been downloading MP3 files all day and
probably will continue all night. Webtv just is not up to the
standards that you can get on a computer. I will be saying
goodbye soon too.
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