By the time of the Great Renaming, net.suicide, along with net.rumors, was mainly populated by refugees from net.bizarre, which was the first popular group ever dropped by the backbone. This group of people acted like a roving gang. "Ah, here's a NEW almost-empty group to post train schedules and core dumps in!" Imagine their squeals of joy when they discovered that posting to net.test got them mail from all over the net.
- Joe Buck, firstname.lastname@example.org, gives us some Usenet history