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Each of the other *.answers newsgroups (alt.answers, comp.answers,
de.answers, humanities.answers, misc.answers, rec.answers, sci.answers, 
soc.answers, talk.answers) is meant to serve as a repository for postings 
that are relevant to its hierarchy.  Postings are cross-posted to these
*.answers newsgroups IN ADDITION to, rather than instead of,
news.answers.  For example, postings for newsgroups in the "rec"
hierarchy are cross-posted to both rec.answers and news.answers.
There shouldn't be any postings in these *.answers newsgroups that
don't appear in news.answers as well.

Obviously, since all postings in these newsgroups are cross-posted
to news.answers, postings in these newsgroups must conform to the same
guidelines as postings to news.answers.

These *.answers newsgroups have a few additional purposes:

* Site administrators can select which hierarchies' postings their
sites receive with greater granularity than just "receive
everything in news.answers" or "receive nothing in news.answers."
They can receive postings for some newsgroups they don't receive,
without receiving postings for all newsgroups.

* Similarly, people who wish to archive some but not all periodic
informational postings at their sites can choose which postings
to archive with greater granularity, in a simple fashion.

* Users who wish to read the periodic informational postings for
certain hierarchies can read just the *.answers newsgroups for
those hierarchies, rather than having to read news.answers and
skip over the postings they don't want to see.

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