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- A Primer on How to Work with the Usenet Community
- "This document is not intended to teach you how to use Usenet. Instead, it is a guide to using it politely, effectively and efficiently. Communication by computer is new to almost everybody, and there are certain aspects that can make it a frustrating experience until you get used to them. This document should help you avoid the worst traps."
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- How to Make the Best Use of Usenet News
- "Please, help to keep the Usenet useful!
* Read before posting,
* Read the fine manuals (RTFM),
* Get local help,
* Do not repeat frequently asked questions (FAQ), * When in doubt, use e-mail instead of posting (publishing) to a newsgroup,
* Follow the "Netiquette" rules and conventions, and always remember that you are communicating with millions of people all over the world!"
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- What Is Usenet?
- 'Usenet is a world-wide distributed discussion system. It consists of a
set of "newsgroups" with names that are classified hierarchically by
subject. "Articles" or "messages" are "posted" to these newsgroups by
people on computers with the appropriate software -- these articles are
then broadcast to other interconnected computer systems via a wide
variety of networks. Some newsgroups are "moderated"; in these
newsgroups, the articles are first sent to a moderator for approval
before appearing in the newsgroup. Usenet is available on a wide variety
of computer systems and networks, but the bulk of modern Usenet traffic
is transported over either the Internet or UUCP.'
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- How to find the right place to post (FAQ)
- "There are thousands of Usenet newsgroups, and it is sometimes difficult to find the right newsgroup to ask a question or start a discussion.
This document gives some general methods of finding the right newsgroup or mailing list for a topic.
* Resources for new Usenet users
* Things that should not be posted to Usenet
* Understanding the Usenet hierarchies
* Finding the right newsgroup
* Binaries (images, executables, sounds, etc.)
* Crossposting to multiple newsgroups
* Choosing a good Subject: header
* Finding FAQs and other Periodical Postings
* Finding public mailing lists
* Starting a new Usenet newsgroup
* About this post
* Appendix: Anonymous FTP"
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