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[rec.nude] REC.NUDE FAQS Part 5 of 5

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Version: 1-Jan-08
Copyright: (c) 1998-2008 Dennis Kirkpatrick
Maintainer: D. Kirkpatrick <recnudefaq@sunclad.com>

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  REC.NUDE FAQ Part 5 of 5: The Newsgroup Itself - REV:  1-Jan-08
  Maintainer - Dennis Kirkpatrick - recnudefaq@sunclad.com 
  ==========================================================

  ** Rec.Nude is NOT Google Groups.  Google Groups is an interface
  that can access Usenet Newsgroups (of which rec.nude is a part)
  as well as Google's own private groups.  If you are reading this
  file from Google Groups, please take a moment to educate yourself.
  See this FAQ Part 1, 1A.

  Naturism is flourishing on the Internet. Here is a list of electronic
  resources for your perusal.  This is an incomplete list.
  ______________________________________________________________________

  Table of Contents:

  1.      World Wide Web

  2.      Newsgroups

  3.      Mailing Lists

  4.      Point-to-point Communications (Instant Messaging)

  5.      Online services (AOL, CompuServe, etc.)

  6.      Bulletin Board Services (BBS)

  7.      Endmatter

  7.1.    Revision History
  ______________________________________________________________________

  1.  World Wide Web

  There are hundreds of naturist web sites, with more being added all
  the time. Since there are several pages that attempt to exhaustively
  list all these pages, I will not duplicate that effort here, but will
  instead refer you to these links:

  o  rec.nude FAQ - (this document)
     The FAQ file describes this newsgroup, its operation, various quirks,
     popular usage, and a substantial amount of information about
     nudism/naturism as a lifestyle practice and on-line.

     The latest version of the FAQ is always available at the 
     following location(s):

     See END MATTER at the bottom of this document.

  o  Site Reports FAQ - (depreciated and removed).  
     No longer maintained or archived)
     See the publication "World Guide To Nude Beaches" by TNS or contact 
     your local naturist organization for specifics

  o  Legal FAQ - (depreciated and removed)
     See:  http://www.naturistaction.org/ for a state by state 
     synopsis of nudity laws.

  o  uk.rec.naturist - A forum or place for the discussion and exchange
     of information & ideas of Naturists & Naturism in the UK and Europe
     The full FAQ post can be seen on the NUFF website at
     <http://www.gravis.demon.co.uk/naturist/pages/nuff/FAQ.htm>, or the
     Easy-to-remember URL for NUFF is <http://w3.to.nuff>

  o  Kent Ashton's list of links
     <http://members.home.net/kjashton/naturist.htm>

  o  Charles Daney's list of links
     <http://www.best.com/~cgd/home/naturism/nudelink.htm>

  o  Naturism and Nudism Web Ring:
     <http://www.sunclad.com/webring/>
     This Web Ring is a moderated resource of naturist/nudist web
     sites, private, commercial, and group, that are on-topic, spam free
     and porn free.  Each site in the network carries a link system to all
     of the other sites.  Great for naturist/nudist web surfing!

  Links are also provided where appropriate in other sections of this
  FAQ. In particular, there are many links to various organizations in
  part II of this FAQ.

  2.  Newsgroups

  Besides rec.nude, there is:

  o  alt.nudism.moderated, established in 1999 in response to growing issues
     of off topic postings and "flaming" in rec.nude.  This newsgroup may 
     not be on all news servers as yet but a request to your news 
     administrator may bring results.  Make sure you explain that it is a 
     "moderated" newsgroup.

  o  uk.rec.naturist, for discussions of topics pertinent to naturism in
     Great Britain.

  o  aus.culture.naturist for discussion pertinent to naturism in
     Australia and New Zealand.

  o  nl.naturisme, for discussions (in Dutch) of topics pertinent to
     naturism in the Netherlands.

  o  es.rec.naturismo, for discussions (in Spanish) of topics pertinent
     to naturism in Spain.

  o  alt.christnet.nudism, for discussions amongst Christian naturists.

  o  alt.cult.nudism, which exists for no purpose evident to me (and
     gets very little traffic of note, anyway.)

  o  Regional newsgroups that are specific to a particular geography are 
     always being added to the choice of Usenet styled newsgroups.  Running 
     a search on the available "Full Group List" from your internet service 
     provider may turn up one of these groups in your area.  Recommended 
     search terms include "naturist", "naturism", and "nudist" or "nudism", 
     although you may turn up some newsgroups with questionable agendas in 
     doing so.  A discerning eye will find the right newsgroup.

  In those instances when a newsgroup is not available or a request is 
  refused by a news administrator, a good source for locating newsgroup 
  material is the free service at <http://www.google.com/> Google.com
  With any web browser you can search this service by keyword and topic
  and view newsgroup postings from both current and archival material.

  Note that the group "alt.binaries.pictures.nudism" is not considered a 
  naturist group, but is (like most of the alt.binaries.pictures.* groups) 
  chiefly an outlet for pornography of various types. This group was not 
  created by naturists (or nudists), and most rec.nude readers want 
  nothing to do with it. Due to problems with illegal material or 
  copyright violations of photo authors some servers do not carry this 
  newsgroup (such as AOL and CompuServe). Various other "nudism" groups
  exist for purposes of binary (image) posting that are generally not
  supported by most on-line nudists due to association with soft or
  hard porn.

  3.  Mailing Lists

  Some mailing lists or message boards relevant to naturism:

  o  The CO Digest  (Deleted 1-Jan-08)
     The COD ended publication in early 2007.

  o  ClothesFree.com
     http://www.clothesfree.com (click on forums)
     California naturism but a world-wide focus - Very Busy.
 
  o  NetNude <http://www.netnude.com/>  Hosts various naturist pages and
     a web-based chat system.  Based in Ontario, Canada but with interest
     to a global market. - Very Busy!

  o  RixPlace, a mailing list run by Rick Jaggers
     Nudist News & Views of a social/friendly nature. See 
     their web page <http://www.rixplace.com/> for information on
     how to subscribe or e-mail at: <rick@rixplace.com>.
     Individual list server style messages or digest formats 
     available.

  o  The Naturist Forums & newsletters
     http://www.sunclad.com/nforum
     Web message board and a Google Group.

  4. Point-to-point Live Communications

  4a.  Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

  Naturists gather in several channels on several different IRC
  networks. Due to the transient nature of IRC channels, a list is not
  possible. Look for channels named #nudists, #nudism, #naturists, etc.

  4b.  Instant Messaging.

  Instant messaging is available from various providers. AIM (AOL Instant
  Messenger which links to all other AIM users and AOL's Buddy List for
  AOL account holders), MSN Messenger (links only within MSN) and Yahoo
  Messenger (Links to only other users of Yahoo Messenger). Programs allow
  users to direct-communicate with your acquaintences when they are
  on-line.

  5.  Online services (AOL, CompuServe, etc.)

  Updates from those who are on these services is always appreciated.

  It should be noted that since this FAQ was created there has been an 
  explosion of on-line resources associated with the world wide web, 
  e-mail list server services, message boards and more.  It would be 
  immpossible to keep track of all of them.  The following is but a few.
  There are many private systems as well as numerous Yahoo Groups and 
  Google Groups areas.

  o  America Online:  Buried within the Travel Channel under Nude Beach 
     Travel.  Hardly any traffic since AOL deleted its original nude beach
     messages area.

  o  CompuServe: Nudist area closed in 2000 when system was revamped.

  o  Delphi: (depreciated and removed - no longer active)

  o  Prodigy: (depreciated and removed - no longer active)

  6. Bulletin Board Services (BBS)

     With the proliferation of Usenet and the web private BBS services and
     other services such as FIDO echos are quickly becoming a thing of the
     past.  Persons hosting or having knowledge of BBS systems dedicated
     to the nudist/naturist option are welcome to contribute that information
     for inclusion in this FAQ.

  7.  Endmatter

  Copyright 1998-2008 - Dennis Kirkpatrick
  All rights reserved.  <recnudefaq@sunclad.com>
  
  Contributions to this FAQ have been added by numerous persons since the 
  rec.nude newsgroup was founded.  This includes the various FAQ maintainers 
  and newsgroups users as well.  This body stands as a compilation of these
  efforts over time and serves as both newsgroup charter and FAQ.

  While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this
  document, the publisher assumes no responsibility for errors or
  omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information
  contained herein.

  This document may be reproduced and distributed in any medium,
  physical or electronic, so long as the entire document, including this
  copyright notice and the modification date below, remains intact and
  unchanged on all copies. Commercial redistribution is permitted, but
  you may not redistribute it, in whole or in part, under terms more
  restrictive than those under which you received it. If you have
  questions regarding reproduction and/or distribution of this document,
  please contact Dennis Kirkpatrick at: recnudefaq@sunclad.com

  The latest version of the FAQ is always available at the following
  location(s):

  NEWSGROUPS:
  ----------
  rec.nude     - posted on or near the first of each month or
                 within the first 7 days (+/-) of the month.
  rec.answers  - same as above.
  news.answers - same as above.

  Your news reader program can be back-dated if you miss these postings.

  FTP:
  ---
  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu//pub/faqs/nude-faq/

  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu//pub/faqs/nude-faq/part1
  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu//pub/faqs/nude-faq/part2
  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu//pub/faqs/nude-faq/part3
  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu//pub/faqs/nude-faq/part4
  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu//pub/faqs/nude-faq/part5

  Using an FTP or "Anarchie" type program you can access the FAQ from
  this public archive.

  WEB:
  ---
  http://www.sunclad.com/nfaqs

  *(www.faqs.org is no longer a reliable reporitory for Newsgroup
   FAQ files.  The site appears to be abandoned and has not updated
   in several years.)

  7.1.  Revision History

  This document will carry a revision history by date.  Any time a change is 
  made to any of the five sections of this FAQ the revision date will change 
  on each section to reflect the revision date of the FAQ as a whole.  The
  revision dates will be carried in last to first order with the most recent 
  change at the top of the document.  This will allow readers to know when
  the FAQ was last updated.

  Revision  1-Jan-08 -Updated various segments to current standards.
  Revision 31-Mar-07 -Updated various sections to current requirements.
                      Removed www.faqs.org as safe repository for FAQ.
  Revision 10-Oct-05 -Updated various sections to current requirements.
  Revision 16-Aug-03 -Updated link to Prodigy Message Board & other updates
  Revision  1-Jul-02 -Issued various corrections & updates as noted within.
  Revision  1-Nov-01 -Various updates to links and addresses.
  Revision  5-Mar-00 -Updated various web links to current requirements.
  Revision  1-Sep-99 -Updated listings for AOL, Compuserve, Prodigy, and
                      other reference material as necessary and submitted
                      by newsgroup users. Parts 1, 4 and 5 effected.
  Revision  1-Aug-98 -Updated Posting Locations of FAQ and various URL
                      updates.
  Revision  1-Jul-98 -Added FTP locations for FAQ.
  Revision 31-May 98 -Added HTML locations for FAQ and other link updates.
  Revision 15-May-98 -Changed information for the Nude Travel section on
                      the AOL system in Part 5 of the FAQ.
  Revision 21-Mar-98 -Corrected URL for Fed de Quebecoise de Naturisme
  Revision  1-Mar-98 -Adjusted 4 part FAQ into 5 to conform with limits of
                      web browser sizing.
  Revision 1-Feb-98 - Carried over from previous FAQ maintainer and updated
                      FAQ maintainer contact info and some access info
                      regarding the AOL Naturist/Nudist posting areas.

  Revisions Prior to January 1998 not documented.

  Please do not e-mail the FAQ maintainer with questions that may otherwise
  be answered in the newsgroup FAQ or the associated Beaches FAQ.

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D. M. Kirkpatrick
FAQ & Charter Maintainer - Newsgroup: REC.NUDE
recnudefaq@sunclad.com
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