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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.



Winner for Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia April 20th

By WebMaster April 21st, 2008

We have a winner for yesterday’s Newsgroups Usenet Trivia contest.

Charles J. of London, UK correctly answered that the original standard was RFC 0850.  We actually would have accepted several different answers for this questions because there is some debate about which RFC is truly the Usenet’s original standard.
Charles will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Newsgroups and Usenet Service.



Newsdemon.com Free Usenet Newsgroups Trivia – April 20th

By WebMaster April 20th, 2008

Today’s Trivia Question:  What was the RFC (Request For Comments) Number for the original Usenet Standard?

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.com April 19th Newsgroups Trivia Contest

By WebMaster April 19th, 2008

David E. from Virginia Beach, VA USA won today’s trivia contest by correctly providing the following answer:

Posting not allowed

POST command issued when posting is not allowed.

David will receive a free month of service from Newsdemon.com!  This answer could be located on our Usenet Server Response Codes page.