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Winner For Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia April 21st

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 Newsgroups!


Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia Contest – April 21st

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 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.