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GUIDE TO ALT.TV.RED-DWARF DOCUMENTS


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  Newsgroups: alt.tv.red-dwarf,news.answers,alt.answers
  Subject: GUIDE TO ALT.TV.RED-DWARF DOCUMENTS
  Followup-To: alt.tv.red-dwarf
  Summary: A list of all the reference docs created for, or on, the
newsgroup.
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Archive-name: tv/red-dwarf/documentsguide
Posting-Frequency: Every Thursday
Last-modified: 2000/11/17
Version: 1.2
URL: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tv/red-dwarf/documentsguide/
Copyright: (c) 2000 Tafka, Pre-2000 Annette
Maintainer: Tafka <docguide@[-nospam-]smegweb.co.uk>
Disclaimer: Approval for *.answers is based on form, not content.

NB:  For a *MINI* (less than 5K) version of this Documents Guide,
email
                        docguide@smegweb.co.uk
                (with 'Mini Request' as the subject)


                GUIDE TO ALT.TV.RED-DWARF DOCUMENTS
                ===================================

     * Everything you always wanted to know about Red Dwarf *
                   * but were too scared to ask! *
                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is a list of all of the reference documents created on the
newsgroup alt.tv.red-dwarf or for the newsgroup.
It also serves up portions of explanations of the type of Red Dwarf
information that they contain.  If you have a question, there's a good
chance that one of the documents listed below can answer it for you.
Yay!  :-)

This Documents Guide is posted on a Thursday (or at least when it is
Thursday in Britain).

*  LAST UPDATED: November 17th 2000

 |  Marks new since last update.

Note that the web-displayed documents are not necessarily the most
recent versions.

        1)  THE PRIMER.
        ---------------

 | Status                        :  Back and kicking bottom... again!
 | Maintained/edited by  :  Gavin Clayton
 | WHAT IT IS             :  An introduction to life in
                                       alt.tv.red-dwarf.
         *Essential reading for anyone new to atvrd!*
 | Approximate size       :  ??K.
 | Latest version            :  ??
 | Last updated             :  ??
 | Posting frequency      :  Weekly
 | Web location             :  http://www.smegweb.co.uk/atvrd/
 | Newsgroupers' input  :  ??
 | Special input details    :  ??.
 | CONTACT               :  gavinc@ediosnet.co.uk


        2)  THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS LIST (FAQ).
        ----------------------------------------------

|  Status                        :  Current, ongoing. (Awaiting repair)
|  Maintained/edited by  :  Ang (Was: Pat Berry).
   WHAT IT IS             :  Answers to general, commonly-asked
                                      questions about Red Dwarf.
                          *Essential reading for anyone new to atvrd!*
 Approximate size        :  59K. (text)
 Latest version              :  5.34
 Last updated               :  31st March 2000
 Posting frequency        :  Every 30 days.
  Web location              :  http://home.interpath.net/pat/rd/faq.html
 To obtain by email      :  mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu
                           ... with this in the message body
                        send /pub/usenet/news.answers/tv/red_dwarf-faq
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details    :  Please include the original source of the
                                     information.
| CONTACT               :  ??

         3)  WELCOME TO ALT.TV.RED-DWARF.
        ---------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, ongoing.
  Maintained/edited by  :  Tafka
  WHAT IT IS            :  Find out more about the atvrd community
                                    with  info on news docs, POTM, web sites
etc.
  Approximate size      :  7K.
  Latest version        :  1.8
  Last updated          :  30th June 2000
  Posting frequency     :  Every 14 days, Wednesdays
 Web location          :  http://www.smegweb.co.uk/atvrd/
                          http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tv/red-dwarf/welcometo/
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details  :  Only corrections or suggestions please
  CONTACT               :  welcometo@smegweb.co.uk


        4)  THE PLOT INCONSISTENCIES PROJECT (PIP).
        -------------------------------------------

  Status                :  Comatose  (was: Current, ongoing)
  Maintained/edited by  :  Damone and Annette.
  WHAT IT IS            :  A list of, and explanations for, all of the
                           plot inconsistencies within the Red Dwarf
                           TV series. Also lists production errors.
  Approximate size      :  Two parts (text), ??K & ??K
  Latest version        :  7.1
  Last updated          :  6th January 1997
  Posting frequency     :  As updates warrant.
  Web location          :
                      http://www.ecr.mu.oz.au/~bjev/pip/pip_text.html
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  Please read *carefully* the contribution
                           criteria found in the PIP.
  CONTACT               :  damone@idt.net (??)


        5)  THE BOOK PLOT INCONSISTENCIES PROJECT (BPIP).
        -------------------------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, "complete"
  Maintained/edited by  :  Annette
  WHAT IT IS            :  A list of, and explanations for, all of the
                           plot inconsistencies within the four Red
                           Dwarf novels.
  Approximate size      :  44K.
  Latest version        :  2.00.
  Last updated          :  7th June 1996.
  Posting frequency     :  As updates warrant.
  Web location          :  ??
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  Please read *carefully* the contribution
                           criteria found in the BPIP.
  CONTACT               :  mcintosh@netlink.com.au


        6)  THE ALT.TV.RED-DWARF BIRTHDAY LIST.
        ---------------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, ongoing
| Maintained/edited by  :  Steve B
  WHAT IT IS            :  A list of birthdays of members of atvrd, as
                           per Space Corps Directive 7713.
 Approximate size      :  ? < 10k.
  Latest version        :  ??
  Last updated          :  Monthly
  Posting frequency     :  Monthly
| Web location          :  None
| CONTACT           :   Steve B (email needed)


        5)  THE RED DWARF ACRONYM LIST.
        -------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, ongoing.
  Maintained/edited by  :  Dave The Scouser
  WHAT IT IS            :  A list of acronyms pertaining to Red Dwarf
                           used in discussions. Or something similar..
  Approximate size      :  5Kb
  Latest version        :  2.00
  Last updated          :  8th May 1999
  Posting frequency     :  When updated, sporadically.
  Web location          :  http://www.sierro.freeserve.co.uk
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  None
  CONTACT               :  dave@sierro.deleteme.co.uk


        6)  THE QUIETLY ASKED QUESTIONS LIST (QAQ).
        -------------------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, ongoing.
  Maintained/edited by  :  Jim Shaw.
  WHAT IT IS            :  A list of the other acting roles of the
                           stars and guest actors of Red Dwarf.
  Approximate size      :  94K.
  Latest version        :  V1.5.0
  Last updated          :  16th October 1998.
  Posting rarity        :  Very much so
  Web location          :  http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/
                           Arcade/7567/qaq.html
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  N/A.
  CONTACT               :  jimshaw@newscientist.net


        7)  THE RED DWARF REFERENCES LIST (TV) or RDRL (TV).
        ----------------------------------------------------

  Status                :  Comatose (was: Current, ongoing)
  Maintained/edited by  :  Annette.
  WHAT IT IS            :  A list of, and explanations for, all
                           references to books, movies, famous people,
                           quotes etc made in Red Dwarf (TV series).
  Approximate size      :  ??K.
  Latest version        :  2.55
  Last updated          :  December 1997
  Posting frequency     :  As updates warrant.
  Web location          :  http://tor-pw1.netcom.ca/~tj_/rdrltv.html
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  Please read the RDRL contribution criteria
                           carefully.
  CONTACT               :  mcintosh@netlink.com.au


        8)  THE RED DWARF REFERENCES LIST (BOOK) or RDRL (BOOK).
        --------------------------------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, "complete"
  Maintained/edited by  :  Annette.
  WHAT IT IS            :  A list of, and explanations for, all
                           references to books, movies, famous people,
                           quotes etc made in Red Dwarf (books).
  Approximate size      :  ??K.
  Latest version        :  2.00
  Last updated          :  August 1996
  Posting frequency     :  As updates warrant.
  Web location          :  http://tor-pw1.netcom.ca/~tj_/rdrlbook.html
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  Please read the RDRL contribution criteria
                           carefully.
  CONTACT               :  mcintosh@netlink.com.au


        9)  THE ATVRD MEMBERS WEB SITES LIST.
        -------------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, ongoing.
  Maintained/edited by  :  Martin Jones
  WHAT IT IS            :  A compilation of websites created by
subscribers of
                           alt.tv.red-dwarf; the newsgroup.
  Approximate size      :  ??
  Latest version        :  ??
  Last updated          :  ??
  Posting frequency     :  Not in a long while
  Web location          :
http://members.wbs.net/homepages/m/a/m/mamit/index.html
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  None
  CONTACT               :  mamit@eudoramail.com


        10)  THE RED DWARF TIME LINE.
        ----------------------------

  Status                :  Comatose (was: Current, ongoing)
  Maintained/edited by  :  ??
  WHAT IT IS            :  A time line of the Red Dwarf universe (as
                           complete and accurate as possible).
  Approximate size      :  ??K.
  Latest version        :  ??
  Last updated          :  ??
  Posting frequency     :  As updates warrant.
  Web location          :  www.smegweb.co.uk - Reference | Documents
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  Be *specific*.  Incident can be named (eg.
                           2180) or conjectured (eg. 10 years ago...).
  CONTACT              :   ??


        11)  THE RARELY ASKED QUESTIONS (RAQ).
        -------------------------------------

  Status                :  Dormant
  Maintained/edited by  :  Raz and Sea.
  WHAT IT IS            :  An indexed list of general episode
                           information; common questions, actor
                           listings, trivia and behind-the-scenes.
  Approximate size      :  ~40K HTML.
  Latest version        :  N/A
  Last updated          :  5 April 98.
  Posting frequency     :  As updates/requests warrant.
  Web location          :  N/A
  Newsgroupers' input   :  No point at the moment!
  Special input details :  For any episode- or book-specific questions
and
                           answers, this is the place to go.
  CONTACT               :  raz@matrixcity.org


        12)  THE SPACE CORPS DIRECTIVES LIST.
        -------------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, "complete".
  Maintained/edited by  :  ??
  WHAT IT IS            :  The collected Space Corps Directives,
                           Rimmer Directives, Articles, and All-Nation
                           Agreements.
  Approximate size      :  ??K.
  Latest version        :  ??
  Last updated          :  ??
  Posting frequency     :  As updates/requests warrant.
  Web locations         :  www.smegweb.co.uk - Reference | Documents
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  The Directives etc must be *official*, not
                           fan made-up.
  CONTACT               :  ??


        13)  THE RED DWARF FISHLIST.
        ----------------------------

  Status                :  Current, "complete".
  Maintained/edited by  :  Annette.
  WHAT IT IS            :  A list of all the references to fish ever
                           made in Red Dwarf (TV series and books).
  Approximate size      :  17K.
  Latest version        :  N/A.
  Last updated          :  7th June 1999
  Posting frequency     :  As updates warrant.
  Web locations         :  www.smegweb.co.uk - Reference | Documents
  Newsgroupers' input   :  No, thanks anyway.
  Special input details :  N/A.
  CONTACT               :  mcintosh@netlink.com.au


        14)  THE SMEGLIST.
        ------------------

  Status                :  Resting, deceased
  Maintained/edited by  :  N/A
  WHAT IT IS            :  A detailed list of all the instances of the

                           word "smeg" (and its variations) used in
the
                           TV series of Red Dwarf. Only up to Series 5
  Approximate size      :  ??K.
  Latest version        :  1.0.
  Last updated          :  August 1996.
  Posting frequency     :  Never
  Web location          :  www.smegweb.co.uk - Reference | Documents
  Newsgroupers' input   :  N/A
  Special input details :  N/A.
  CONTACT               :  N/A


        15)  THE NO-ALIENS FAQ.
        -----------------------

  Status                :  Current, "complete"
  Maintained/edited by  :  Annette.
  WHAT IT IS            :  A detailed FAQ to explain exactly why and
                           how it is that there are *no* aliens in the
                           Red Dwarf universe.
  Approximate size      :  9K.
  Latest version        :  N/A.
  Last updated          :  May 1997.
  Posting frequency     :  N/A
  Web location          :  http://www.netcom.ca/~tj_/nafaq.html
  Newsgroupers' input   :  No, thanks anyway.
  Special input details :  N/A.
  CONTACT               :  mcintosh@netlink.com.au


        16)  THE RED DWARF FOOD AND DRINK GUIDE.
        ----------------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, ongoing.
  Maintained/edited by  :  Denis Cage.
  WHAT IT IS            :  A list of all the foods and drinks in Red
                           Dwarf, with some recipes included.
  Approximate size      :  21K.
  Latest version        :  1.4
  Last updated          :  21st February 1998.
  Posting frequency     :  N/A.
  Web location          :
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/6061
  Newsgroupers' input   :  Yes, please.
  Special input details :  Submission form available at web site.
  CONTACT               :  ??


        17)  THE RED DWARF WOMBAT LIST.
        ------------------------------

  Status                :  Current, "complete"
  Maintained/edited by  :  Jon Poole
  WHAT IT IS            :  This lists every reference to Wombats or
                           appearance of Wombats in the tv show Red
                           Dwarf.
  Approximate size      :  1.3K
  Latest version        :  N/A
  Last updated          :  Series 7
  Posting frequency     :  N/A
  Web location          :  www.smegweb.co.uk - Reference - Documents
  Newsgroupers' input   :  N/A
  Special input details :  N/A
  CONTACT               :  N/A

Corrections/additions for this Documents Guide to:
docguide@smegweb.co.uk

Only documents of which a "circulating" version (ie. posted or
maintained at a web site) exists will be advertised.

Documents listed as "complete" generally will require no updating
until new official Red Dwarf episodes/books/miscellany are available.

This is a guide to *fact* and *information* documents only. Anyone who
has created such a document and wishes it to be advertised here,
please drop me an E. Works of fiction (eg. scripts), of opinion (eg.
reviews and polls), or of arcade game scores (eg. meet reports)
*cannot* be included. Sorry!

Big thanks to all current advertisers/contributors/displayers.  :-)

 -Tafka-


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