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Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia Contest – April 29th

By WebMaster April 29th, 2008

Today’s quesion:  What is a killfile?

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog IN THE COMMENTS section of this post after we have emailed the winner.



Newsdemon.com Newsgroups Trivia Contest – April 28th

By WebMaster April 28th, 2008

    Today’s question:

A small search engine called ‘Google’ opened its doors on September 7th, 1998.  It was originally given a name because of its unique ability to analyze ‘back links’ pointing to a given website.  It was renamed shortly before opening.  What was its original name?

The FIRST THREE persons to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST THREE CORRECT emails we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog IN THE COMMENTS section of this post after we have emailed the winners.



Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia Contest

By WebMaster April 27th, 2008

We want everyone to know we are really excited about the trivia contest.  We received over 25 correct answers for the trivia contest from April 26th.  We decided to create a free one month account for every correct answer we received!  If you didn’t answer, you missed out!  We may do this again in the future so keep trying even if you do not win the first or second time you enter.

Just a reminder, we will now be posting the winners in the comments section of the blog post for each question.



Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia Contest – April 26th

By WebMaster April 26th, 2008

Here is today’s trivia question: When did the “Great Renaming” occur?

 The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog IN THE COMMENTS section of this post after we have emailed the winner.



Winner for Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia – April 24th

By WebMaster April 26th, 2008

We have a winner!

 H.G from London, England won today’s question with the following answer:  humanities.*, comp.*, misc.*, news.*, rec.*, sci.*, soc.*, and talk.*

H.G. will receive a free month of Newsdemon Newsgroups Service!



Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia April 24th

By WebMaster April 24th, 2008

Here is today’s usenet trivia question:  Name the Big 8 hierarchies

 The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog after we have emailed the winner.



Winner for Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia – April 23rd

By WebMaster April 24th, 2008

We have a winner! 

Harry P. from Athens, Greece provided the following answer:  May 11th, 1981

Harry will receive a free month of Newsdemon Newsgroups Service!



Newsdemon.com Newsgroups Usenet Trivia – April 23rd

By WebMaster April 23rd, 2008

Here is today’s question:  The oldest known Usenet article found in the Archive records in the Groups of Google is from what date?

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog after we have emailed the winner.



Winner For Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia April 21st

By WebMaster April 22nd, 2008

We have a winner for yesterday’s question.

 J.R. of Paris, France succesfully answered:

Some users placed the word “meow” in their killfiles due to  several spammer who had invaded many groups.  Long story short, these spammers were posting spam which often contained the word “meow” or other feline references.

J.R. will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Newsgroups!



Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia Contest – April 21st

By WebMaster April 21st, 2008

Today’s question is a little more challenging and might require some research by the average usenet user.

Question: Why was the word “meow” placed into many experienced usenetters’ “killfiles” in the mid 1990’s?

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog after we have emailed the winner.