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[alt.backrubs] Frequently Asked Questions (FAQL), (1/5)
Section - Help! I'm new to this whole Usenet/'net thing

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postings: news.announce.newusers and news.newusers.questions.  
        Whoever is providing you with access to Usenet should be able to
give you some basic introduction or instruction.  This isn't because they
are necessarily nice, but because if they don't at least attempt to tell
you the basics then they can't blame you when you do something awful.  If
they haven't offered you any advice or instruction then ask someone
responsible for some pointers to useful information.  I advise you not to
ask another newcomer -- that is a great way to propagate misconceptions.
        There are many introductory books about the global Internet and
Usenet.  If you learn well from books then you might consider buying one or
borrowing it from a library.  Some books are available for free, others are
available for sampling online as an enticement to get you to buy them.  For
a fuller discussion of such books see a) the misc.books.technical
newsgroup, b) the Unofficial Internet Book List at the rtfm.mit.edu FTP
site (filename `book-list' in the directory
`pub/usenet/news.answers/internet-services') that's written 
<URL:ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/> in the
standard notation.  See question 5.2.4 for more information about the
rtfm.mit.edu FTP site.

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