Usenet Talk Hierarchy
One of the main newsgroups out there in BIG-8 groups is the talk.* hierarchy. This hierarchy is made up of groups that are largely debate-oriented and tending to feature long deliberations without decision and without substantial amounts of useful information.
Talk.* groups are also broken down into many different other hierarchies just like most groups in the BIG-8. Some of these other smaller hierarchies are talk.politics, talk.religion, and talk.philosophy.
Some of the more active groups in this hierarchy are:
Talk.politics.misc – a broad newsgroup were people discuss everything about politics.
Talk.politics.guns – a group where people talk about the current events going on with guns issues.
Talk.politics.mideast – the group that discusses current events on political views on the Middle East.
Talk.religion.misc – a broad newsgroup that discusses religion in general.
There are many more accepted groups in the talk.* hierarchy but those are just a few of the groups that make it a well-liked hierarchy. Make sure when posting to a group that you are in the group that is most relevant to your post as one might be created that is more specific to your discussion and not so broad of a topic.
Most posters will frown on this if you post in the more generalized topic group and not in the one that suits you better, so make sure you are posting in the most appropriate group before you go ahead and post your message.