Top Document: Introduction to news.announce
Previous Document: news.admin.technical
Next Document: Moderators.
See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge
Several people make an on-going effort to collect administrative information and interesting statistics about Usenet. This information, usually in the form of lists, is posted on a regular basis to the news.lists.misc newsgroup. This allows others interested in these topics (such as news flow, volume, valid newsgroup names, etc) to find them all in one particular place. Again, this is not a group in which users will normally post, but they may find the information in the group to be of interest. Here are some postings in that group that users may want to consult. List of Active Newsgroups, Part ... Names and descriptions of all newsgroups in Usenet. Alternative Newsgroup Hierarchies, Part ... Describes the alternative newsgroup hierarchies, including alt.*, bionet.*, bit.*, biz.*, clari.*, gnu.*, hepnet.*, ieee.*, the inet/ddn distribution, info.*, k12.*, relcom.*, u3b.* and vmsnet.*. While alternative groups use the same underlying technology for transmission and reading, they are not considered part of mainstream Usenet, by definition. List of Periodic Informational Postings, Part ... A comprehensive list of postings like this one, including the information-rich Frequently Asked Questions postings (FAQs). Publicly Accessible Mailing Lists, Part ... A list of the large number of electronic mailing-lists that complement or sometimes supplement Usenet. Mailing lists usually have smaller audiences or more specialized interests than the average newsgroup; some of them later become Usenet groups. Many of these mailing lists are also available as gatewayed Usenet groups in the info.* and bit.listserv.* alternative hierarchies. Mailing Lists Available in Usenet A list of those Usenet newsgroups that are also available as mailing lists. Usenet Moderated Newsgroup Archive List Lists the location, maintainer and other general information about the archives of moderated Usenet newsgroups. This is not an all encompassing list of archives for each group. Only the archives that the moderators consider official or one recommended archive for the newsgroup is listed.