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Petition To Save Newsgroup Archives

By Danny Sullivan
From The Search Engine Report
Oct. 3, 2000

I wrote last month about how only the past year of newsgroup archives are currently available at Deja.com. Now a petition to restore access to previous years has been posted.

Keep the Deja Archive Alive Petition
http://www.petitiononline.com/dejanews/petition.html

Newsgroup Searching: And Then There Was One
The Search Engine Report, Sept. 4, 2000
http://searchenginewatch.com/sereport/00/09-newsgroups.html

More about newsgroup searching at Deja.com.

NOTE: Since this article was written, the Deja newsgroup archives were put up for sale:

Deja News Search Engine for Sale: News and Irresponsible Speculation
ResearchBuzz, Oct. 17, 2000
http://www.researchbuzz.com/articles/dejasale.html

ResearchBuzz's Tara Calishain takes an interesting stab at where she thinks the Deja newsgroup archives might fit (see next article, below)

Deja Puts Sale Up For Discussion
ZDNet, Oct. 15, 2000
http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2640446,00.html

In the latest in the Deja's newsgroup search saga, the archives and the associated online reading service are to be sold.


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