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     The same format is used here as in question 5.2.1.  An example is
given in section 5.2

     The complete lists of subparts of all questions is in part 0 of this
FAQ list.  Here is the list of subparts for this question:
  (a) How to find the right place to post FAQL
  (b) news.groups.questions newsgroup
  (c) Usenet Info Center (the `Bible of Usenet')
  (d) Where is the archive for newsgroup X?
  (e) The Internet by E-Mail FAQL

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a) How to find the right place to post FAQL
   Subject: How to find the right place to post (FAQ)
   Newsgroups: news.announce.newusers, news.groups.questions,
     news.groups.reviews, news.groups, news.newusers.questions, alt.config,
     alt.answers, news.answers 
   Summary: This article gives some general hints to help you find an
     appropriate place to post on a given topic, and gives pointers to some
     available resources.  A few other new-user topics are also addressed,
     mostly through pointers to other FAQs.
   Archive-name:  finding-groups/general
   <URL:ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/finding-groups/
        general>

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b) news.groups.questions
   In article <Cn0uDy.Bo2@uunet.uu.net> tale@uunet.uu.net (David C
  Lawrence) wrote:
  >  The unmoderated group news.groups.questions is an appropriate place to
  >  ask (and answer) questions about newsgroups, such as which topics are
  >  discussed where, and how to start, find or create groups or mailing
  >  lists for specific interests.

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c) Usenet Info Center [sic] (formerly the `Bible of Usenet')
   For serious information about newsgroups (as opposed to the sloppy lists
  found in many books and the short, often misleading, descriptions posted
  in news.lists) check out the `Usenet Info Center'.  Kevin Atkinson
  <kevina@clark.net> has been putting together this monumental work with
  help from many people across the Usenet.  He is committed not to charge
  anyone to redistribute the list.
   The list is intended to include the following information about every
  newsgroup: 
      a one line description of the group; 
      a longer description of the group;
      a list of FAQLs that are posted to the group;
      the moderator's name and e-mail address (for moderated groups only);
      where and how the group is archived, if at all (not implemented yet);
      the average volume of postings to the group;
      the average number of readers;
      a list of mailing-lists gated to or from the newsgroup.

   Here's a reference to the frequently asked questions about that
  document: 
      Subject: Usenet Info Center FAQ
      Newsgroups: alt.internet.services, news.misc, news.admin.misc,
        news.groups, news.answers, alt.answers
      Archive-name: usenet/info-center-faq
      Posting-Frequency: every 25 days
      <URL:ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/usenet/
           info-center-faq>

   Here's an excerpt from the 22 February 1995 version of that FAQL:
>  ------------------------------------------------------------------
><> Where can I get it?                                              <>
>  ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>As far as the Newsgroups Info Center goes, an abbreviated version is
>available under "ftp://ftp.clark.net/pub/usenet-bible/report/" (currently
>over 700K).  This is the only version I plan on making available
>at my home site.  All other versions of the Newsgroups Info Center are
>only available at the mirror sites or on the WWW, in order to avoid the
>load on my system.  Currently they are two additional versions of this
>Info Center available at my mirror site, and several version on the WWW.
>The versions at my mirror sites are:
>        "ul-abriv.txt", an Ultra Abbreviated version (text, almost 600K)
>        "full.txt",     the Full & Complete version (text, over 1.7 Megs)
>and more are to come.  So, Let me know what you think of them; comments
>and suggestions are always welcome.
> 
>The two sites mirroring my files are:
>        ftp://usenet.eel.ufl.edu/usenet/
>        sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/docs/about-the-net/usenet-info-center
> 
>The WWW home pages are:
>        http://www.clark.net/pub/usenet-b/www/home.html and
>        http://sunsite.unc.edu/usenet-i/home.html
>The 2nd site is where all action is and where the WWW version is located.
>You can expect many more WWW versions in the near future.
> 
>As for as the Usenet Info Center goes, it is available on the WWW, at
>the second site listed.  A collection of these documents is available
>under the dir "starter" at my mirror sites.

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d) Where is the archive for newsgroup X?
   Cameron Laird <claird@neosoft.com> maintains a WWW document that
  includes a list of Usenet archives.  The address below is new as of
  4 February 1995.

  WWW: 
  <URL:http://starbase.neosoft.com/~claird/news.lists/newsgroup_archives.html>

  [Current URL as of 13 Oct 2001]

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e) The Internet by E-mail FAQL
        If you do not have access to the 'net by any method other than
e-mail then you should read `Doctor Bob's Guide to Offline Internet Access'
which is posted weekly by BobRankin@Delphi.Com (Doctor Bob).  [This entry
was added on 1 September 1995.]

   Subject: Accessing the Internet by E-Mail FAQ
   Newsgroups: alt.internet.services, alt.online-service, alt.bbs.internet,
     alt.answers, comp.mail.misc, comp.answers, news.newusers.questions,
     news.answers 
   Summary: This guide will show you how to retrieve files from FTP sites,
     explore the Internet via Gopher, search for information with
     Archie, Veronica, Netfind, or WAIS, tap into the World-Wide Web,
     and even access Usenet newsgroups using E-MAIL AS YOUR ONLY TOOL.
   Archive-name: internet-services/access-via-email
   <URL:ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/
        internet-services/access-via-email>

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