'extremely inactive' is the term for many bionet newsgroups, as
commercial spam of the last several years has driven many bioscientists
away. But bionet.software.srs is now moderated, which is why you
find many fewer posts (no spam :). It is still used; find archives
of it at http://iubio.bio.indiana.edu/news/bionet/ and
http://www.bio.net/hypermail/bio-srs/ Most news servers expire
articles older than a few weeks at most, so you need
to check these archives for older articles.
Note that this news posting of mine may not reach many readers,
as my local news server hasn't updated its list of moderated bionet newsgrps
for a while, and the change in admin apparently has started enforcing
moderation and loss of such non-compliant news postings. This may also
be the case for your news server, as I recall seeing posts from '.is'
domain were also being lost (compare above archives).
So ask your SRS questions, you likely will get answers.
But if you want all readers of this group to
see them, use email to bio-srs at net.bio.net and/or get your local
news server admin to update the moderation list from the bionet.announce
In article <39C37301.99EB9AFC at li.is>,
=?iso-8859-1?Q?Gu=F0mundur=20=C1rni=20=DE=F3risson?= <mummi at decode.is> wrote:
> Hi. I am a new SRS-user looking for discussion forums. This
>newgroup is named "bionet.software.srs", but it seems to be extremely
>inactive. So, I was wondering if any longtime user could tell me if this
>list has been abandoned .?
> Besides, how come I can only see messages since the middle of
>August, no older?
-- gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu