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Usenet Moderated FAQs

In the world of Usenet, FAQ’s are a vital part of a newsgroup. The FAQ or ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ is sometimes used as a help file for the newsgroup. The FAQ includes a list of rules and guidelines to follow in that certain newsgroup, also the definition of what the group is all about. Moderation […]

Usenet Misc Hierarchy

The hierarchy of misc.* is a popular group as one of the BIG-8 hierarchies. It is a group that address themes not easily classified under any of the other headings, or which incorporate themes from multiple categories. Misc.* groups are usually busier then other groups because they are general and broad groups that people will […]

Usenet Access

Usenet can be accessed from just about anywhere you can find a computer with a connection to the internet. Many Usenet news providers offer web to news gateways that allow users to view Usenet articles directly from a web browser, but most often, a dedicated newsreader is used to access Usenet. A web gateway is […]

Usenet Article Viewer

What is a Usenet Viewer? More commonly know as a newsreader, a Usenet viewer is a software application that is designed to help you view Usenet articles that it has downloaded. Information on Usenet is posted in a way that requires a program that can find files that have been broken up and put them […]

Usenet Privacy and Censorship

Should You Be Afraid of Losing Your Privacy in Usenet? The Usenet network connects computers across the entire world. Once an article gets posted to a group, it is sent out immediately across the Usenet network. That means any information that you post to any group can be seen across the world in less than […]

Usenet Downloads

What does downloading mean within Usenet? It is similar to downloading content from a website, in the form of downloadable files that you can copy to your hard drive and store them for future use. Usenet downloads are a bit different, of course. Files are not really presented and grouped in the way they usually […]

Free Usenet News Servers

You can access the Usenet newsgroups for free through two different roads: using public servers or using open news servers. Free/public servers are provided by various sources: governments, educational institutions, individuals interested in specific groups, or generous companies. Descriptions of public and open servers follow below. Public Servers Public news servers are servers that intentionally […]

Usenet Entertainment Newsgroups

What Exactly is Usenet Entertainment If you are looking for different ways to entertain yourself, then Usenet is the place for you! Sure, the Internet offers some great ways to waste your time but if you want to go in-depth and find things that you cannot find on any Internet website, and then you should […]

Usenet Article Completion

What is Usenet Completion? Usenet Completion is what makes your use of Usenet more enjoyable. Usenet providers need to keep their retention very long, but that retention is useless if they do not have a very high Usenet completion rate as well. Usenet can only handle articles that are roughly 5,000 KB (around 5 MB) […]

Usenet Comp Hierarchy

The Comp Newsgroup Hierarchy One of the Big-8 groups in Usenet is the Comp.* hierarchy. The comp.* groups are ones that carry any type of topics that relate to computers. They include groups that computer professionals and hobbyists enjoy, including topics about computer science, software source (Usenet was similar to Github back in the day […]

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