The archive for the USENET newsgroup Alt.Culture.Malta is going back online.
You can already browse the postings from 1997 up to 1999. More postings will be online soon and an integrated search facility which I'm writing myself will be available.
Quoting from Brad Templeton's I remember USENET:
USENET is the world's largest online community. And for a long time, perhaps even still, it was the soul of the Internet. It was the meeting place. The place where the important topics were discussed. The place where personalities met and things happened.