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ALL: rec.arts.tv.soaps Monthly FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Part 2/4

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The following sections are covered in Part 2 (of 4):

Part II: Other soap resources on the internet
12. Soap mailing lists
13. WWW (World Wide Web) pages pertaining to soaps
14. Is there an ftp archive for rec.arts.tv.soaps.* from which I can 
    retrieve past posts?



Part II: Other soap resources on the internet

Subject: 12. Soap mailing lists

Is there a mailing list for my soap?

Some kind folks in r.a.t.s.* keep mailing lists for people with flakey
or non-existent newsfeeds.  Many of these mailing lists do *not* have
anything in them which is not *also* on r.a.t.s.*, so if you have no
trouble getting r.a.t.s.* posts, _please_ don't overburden the volunteer
mailing-list keepers.  Also be aware that some of these mailing lists
are very high-volume, so if you have little disk space, they could
easily overwhelm you.  Many of the lists are _not_ run automatically,
(ie "subscribe DOOL" might not mean anything to the DOOL-spoiler
list-maintainer), so be careful how you request to be put on a list.  

Here are the mailing lists I know about, what they include, and who 
to contact to get on the lists:

for AMC:  AMC updates posted in r.a.t.s.abc; Mary Allison Wu
        <mary@mcs.com>; Send mail to Mary stating to send updates to
                Your Name    <your email address within arrow-brackets>.
for AMC: r.a.t.s.abc posts about AMC; Liz Bauer <harkon@inxpress.net>
for AMC: non-r.a.t.s.abc discussion about AMC;
        Contact Jen Boscacci <ofiana@earthlink.net>
for AMC: non-r.a.t.s.abc newsletter about AMC;
        Contact AdamLiza@juno.com
for AMC: non-r.a.t.s.a, for Tad/Liza fans;
        send email to mbergen@i1.net (Margaret Bergen) with
        the words Subscribe T&L in your subject line.
for AW:  r.a.t.s.misc posts about AW; Lisa Klobucar <klobuca1@pilot.msu.edu>
for ATWT:  non-r.a.t.s.c ATWT weekly newsletter
        go to:  http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/atwtnews
for B&B: non-r.a.t.s.misc discussion about B&B; Stubborn Wench
        <kss1@cornell.edu>.  send e-mail to
        listproc@cornell.edu with nothing in the subject line,
        and the first line of text should be:
        subscribe bold-l your-mailaddress
for B&B and Y&R: non-r.a.t.s.* discussion; Kamal Larsuel <kamal@seattle.edu>
        Contact: majordomo@nwlink.com (to subscribe,
        email's subject should be blank, and the body of the
        message should be "subscribe dblink-list your-email-address"
        (no quotes).
for BH:  non-r.a.t.s.* discussion about "Beverly Hills, 90210";
	To subscribe, email majordomo@tcp.com with the message
        "subscribe 90210" or "subscribe 90210-digest" (no quotes)
for BH: non-r.a.t.s.m. newsletter about Beverly Hills 90210
        Contact: Xfox1121@aol.com
for CITY: non-r.a.t.s.a. discussion about The City; Cari D. Burstein
        <cdaveb@server.berkeley.edu>
        To subscribe, email citydiscuss-list-request@server.berkeley.edu 
	with the message "subscribe" 
        OR to subscribe to the digested version of the list, email
        citydiscuss-list-d-request@server.berkeley.edu
        with the message "subscribe"
        (to submit articles, email citydiscuss-list@server.berkeley.edu)
for DOOL:  non-r.a.t.s.* discussion about DOOL;
        (Melissa Towler <eeyore@wpi.edu>)
        To subscribe, send the word "add-" (add plus a hyphen)
        to days@ziplink.net.
for DS: non-r.a.t.s. discussion about Dark Shadows;
    	Contact: shadows-request@sunee.waterloo.edu (Bernie Roehl)
    	Also: regular synopses of episodes currently on the Sci-Fi cable
	channel; Contact: shadows-update-request@sunee.uwaterloo.ca
for EE: non-r.a.t.s.* discussion about East Enders;
        Contact:  tyiakoum@osf1.gmu.edu (Tammi A Yiakoumatos)
for GH: GH updates posted in r.a.t.s.abc; Pat Herman <pat@aimnet.com>
for GH: non-r.a.t.s.a. GH discussion; Terri <rayven@nauticom.net>
for GH: non-r.a.t.s.a., for Stefan fans; Yvonne <ybowers@tiac.net>
        To subscribe, send a message to MAISER@rmgate.pop.indiana.edu
        with SUB GH-STEFAN in the body.
for GH: non-r.a.t.s.a., for Nikolas fans; Yvonne <ybowers@tiac.net>
        To subscribe, send a message to MAISER@rmgate.pop.indiana.edu
        with SUB GH-NIKOLAS in the body.
for GH: non-r.a.t.s.a., for Stefan Cassadine and Katherine Bell fans;
        Yvonne <ybowers@tiac.net>
        To subscribe, send a message to MAISER@rmgate.pop.indiana.edu
        with SUB GH-CRYSTAL in the body.
for GH & PC: non-r.a.t.s.a., for Kevin and Lucy fans;
        Taiyin and Cagey <sigmund@xmission.com>
	http://www.taiyin.net/lists/
        To subscribe, send a message to majordomo@xmission.com
        with "subscribe kevin-and-lucy" (no quotes) in the body.
for GH & PC: non-r.a.t.s.a. discussion about Port Charles/General Hospital
        Taiyin and Cagey <sigmund@xmission.com>
	http://www.taiyin.net/lists/
        To subscribe, send a message to majordomo@xmission.com
        with "subscribe port-charles" (no quotes) in the body.
for GL: non-r.a.t.s.* GL discussion:
       Go to:  http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/GLdiscuss
for GL: non-r.a.t.s.* GL weekly newsletter
        Go to:  http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/glnews
for MODEL:  non-r.a.t.s.* weekly updates & newsletters about Models, Inc.
        Email listadmin@vmpyr.wro.dec.com with no subject line, and
        put in the body of the message (with nothing else)
                SUBSCRIBE models-inc
for MP:  non-r.a.t.s.* discussion about Melrose Place;
	To subscribe, email majordomo@tcp.com with the message
	"subscribe melrose-place" or "subscribe melrose-place-digest"
        (no quotes)
for OLTL:  r.a.t.s.abc posts about OLTL;
        Contact: Jenna Hayward <jhayward@ACS.WOOSTER.EDU>
        NOTE:  This list is on hiatus, summer of 1997
for OLTL: non-r.a.t.s.a. discussion about OLTL
        Contact http://www.indynet.com/~liz
        or Liz Conklin at owner-llanview-l@wildbear.on.ca
for PC:  PC updates posted in r.a.t.s.a. 
        Contact: Deb Graham <dgraham@centra.com>
for PC: non-r.a.t.s.a. weekly newsleter
        Contact: Jen (vladvish@aol.com)
for PC & GH: non-r.a.t.s.a., for Kevin and Lucy fans;
        Taiyin and Cagey <sigmund@xmission.com>
	http://www.taiyin.net/lists/
        To subscribe, send a message to majordomo@xmission.com
        with "subscribe kevin-and-lucy" (no quotes) in the body.
for PC & GH: non-r.a.t.s.a. discussion about Port Charles/General Hospital
        Taiyin and Cagey <sigmund@xmission.com>
	http://www.taiyin.net/lists/
        To subscribe, send a message to majordomo@xmission.com
        with "subscribe port-charles" (no quotes) in the body.
for PCBH: non-r.a.t.s.* discussion about Prisoner Cell Block H
        Contact: m.p.dainton@reading.ac.uk
        send email to m.p.dainton@reading.ac.uk using the following
        subject line:  Subject: subscribe PCBH
for SAV: non-r.a.t.s.m. discussion about Savannah
        Contact: jmduel0@pop.uky.edu and ask to join Savannah email club.
for SUBE: non-r.a.t.s.m. discussion about Sunset Beach
        Contact: David Shaler <melrose@smartt.com>
        send an email to, listserver@wildbear.on.ca
        in the body, type subscribe javaweb-L youremailaddress
for Y&R:  non-r.a.t.s.* Monday spoilers (her station shows Y&R a day
	ahead of most places); E. Michelle Dean <ac676@Freenet.carleton.CA>
	(this mailing list is currently full - please don't send any
	more requests)
for Y&R: non-r.a.t.s.* discussion
        send a message with the *subject* SUBSCRIBE to:
        gc-central-REQUEST@lists.cdb.com
for Y&R and B&B: non-r.a.t.s.* discussion; Kamal Larsuel <kamal@seattle.edu>
        Contact: majordomo@nwlink.com (to subscribe,
        email's subject should be blank, and the body of the
        message should be "subscribe dblink-list your-email-address"
        (no quotes).
for RATSA/Babylon 5: discussion between RATSA readers who also watch
        B5 - The list discusses soaps and B5, and the similarities
        between them; Contact Christine W. Meyer <christine@webmin.org>.
+for Daily newsletter about soap happenings: Today in Soaps (do@drcreations.com)
+	Go to:  http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/todayinsoaps


Subject: 13. WWW (World Wide Web) pages pertaining to soaps.

Listing of of soap opera WWW pages that I know of, with their site
maintainers in parentheses, and their URL's:

AMC (Dan Kroll, dan@amcpages.com)
    http://www.amcpages.com/
AMC (Vanessa Smith)
    http://www.vanessasmith.com/index.html
AMC (Gloria Dasch gmdasch@aol.com)
    http://allmychildren.miningco.com
AMC - Internet survey by siona@netaxs.com (Siona)
    http://www.netaxs.com/~siona/amcform.htm
AMC - Michael E. Knight & Cady McLain (Tad & Dixie) (libre4ever@aol.com)
!    http://www.geocities.com/~taddix/
AMC - Finola Hughes (Anna Devane)
    http://www.friendsoffinola.simplenet.com
AMC - Random thoughts (Rick)
!    http://www.anet-chi.com/~yopark/randomthoughts/
Another World (Dustin <dustinc@mnsinc.com>)
!    http://www.soapoperafan.com/aw/
Another World (Eddie Drueding)
    http://www.intranet.ca/~awhp/awhp.html
Another World (old updates) (Cari D. Burstein)
    http://server.berkeley.edu/soaps/aw/update.html
Another World Fan Club Home Page (Marie Fontenot and Mindi Schulman)
    http://members.aol.com/jensfan/awfc.html
Another World Fan Brigade (Tom Freeman)
!    http://www.w3pg.com/aw/
Another World: (Charles Keating)     
    http://www.isomedia.com/homes/wylie/ck/keating.htm
Another World: (Official Jensen Buchanan home page)
    http://members.aol.com/jensfan
ATWT (CBS's Official page)
!    http://marketing.cbs.com/network/tvshows/daytime/shows/atwt/
! ATWT News and Previews (webmaster@soap-news.com)
!    http://soap-news.com/atwt/
Bold and the Beautiful (CBS's official page)
!    http://marketing.cbs.com/network/tvshows/daytime/shows/bb/
Bold and the Beautiful (Mary Spencer, <mary@umr.edu>)
    http://www.rollanet.org/~mary/bb/bb.html
City (Cari D. Burstein <cityfan@anybrowser.org>)
    http://www.anybrowser.org/soaps/city/
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
!    http://www.nbc.com/tvcentral/daytimecentral/fr_daysofourlives.htm
Days of Our Lives (Dustin)
!    http://www.soapoperafan.com/days/
Days of Our Lives (Beth Porchey <beth@partyline.net>)
    http://www.stl-online.net/days/
Days of Our Lives (Michael Mattes <mattes@megsinet.net>)
    http://daysofourlives.simplenet.com/
Days of Our Lives (Melissa J. Towler <eeyore@WPI.EDU>)
    http://www.ziplink.net/users/days/days.html
Days of Our Lives (Dan Kroll, chrispa@ix.netcom.com)
    http://www.amcpages.com:80/days/
DOOL/GH - Matt Ashford Homepage (sally@remarque.berkeley.edu (S. A. Wilson))
    http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Boulevard/8364
Days of Our Lives - ad for book (Maureen Russell <mrussell@netcom.com>)
    http://www.io.com/~mrussell/days_book
Days of Our Lives - Deidre Hall (Marlena) (CJ Paradis <cjp@marlena.com>)
    http://www.marlena.com
Alt.Days (Joanna L. Castillo joanna@mail.utexas.edu)
    http://www.io.com/~jlc/alt_days/
General Hospital (Port Charles Online - Jeff Jungblut)
    http://www.port-charles.com/
General Hospital (Suzanne Lanoue <suzanne@pe.net>)
!    http://207.137.99.72/soaps/gh/gh.htm
General Hospital - in Spanish (Zach Thompson <thompzs@worldnet.att.net>)
    http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/7808
DOOL/GH - Matt Ashford Homepage (sally@remarque.berkeley.edu (S. A.  Wilson))
    http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Boulevard/8364
Guiding Light (CBS's Official page)
!    http://marketing.cbs.com/network/tvshows/daytime/shows/gl/
Guiding Light (Cari D. Burstein)
    http://www.anybrowser.org/soaps/gl/
! GL News and Previews (webmaster@soap-news.com)
!    http://soap-news.com/gl/
One Life To Live - Llanview Online (Patrick)
    http://www.geocities.com/~onelifer/
One Life To Live - History Page (Sandy Weeks)
    http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/6053
One Life To Live (Tim Gibbs): (Fiona Spears, fspears@gnn.com)
    http://members.aol.com/fifique/tim
Port Charles (T.A. Murray)
    http://members.aol.com/tntmur/port/chuckles.htm
Port Charles Updates Page (Tracy Oliver)
    http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/8996
Santa Barbara (Jean Reese)
    http://www.cybercom.net/~jima/sbhome.html
Sunset Beach (jmduel0@pop.uky.edu)
    http://members.tripod.com/~jeff19/sunsetbeach.html
Young and the Restless (CBS's official page)
!    http://marketing.cbs.com/network/tvshows/daytime/shows/yr/
Young and the Restless (Mary Spencer, <mary@umr.edu>)
    http://www.rollanet.org/~mary/yr/yr.html
Young and the Restless parodies (Kent M Pitman (kmp@harlequin.com)
    http://world.std.com/~pitman/awo/greeting.html
Dark Shadows (Judy Phillips <jphill@epix.net>)
    http://www.epix.net/~jphill/shadows.html
Melrose Place (Douglas Brick)
    http://www.speakeasy.org/~dbrick/Melrose/melrose.html
Savannah (Jeff <jmduel0@pop.uky.edu>)
    http://members.tripod.com/~jeff19/Savannah.htm
Savannah (Suzanne Lanoue <suzanne@pe.net>)
!    http://207.137.99.72/soaps/sav/savannah.htm
Swans Crossing (cmditico@earthlink.net)
    http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/2262
Brookside (UK soap) (Mersey Television Company Ltd.):
    http://www.brookie.com/
East Enders (UK soap) The Walford Gazette (newspaper)
    http://www.spacelab.net/~albertsq
Prisoner Cell Block H (Simon Newman <S.T.Newman@sheffield.ac.uk>)
    http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~ncs/pcbh/pcbh.html
Rec.arts.tv.soaps Frequently Asked Questions
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tv/soaps/faq/part1 
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tv/soaps/faq/part2 
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tv/soaps/faq/part3 
    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tv/soaps/faq/part4 
All ABC soaps (ABC official site)
!    http://www.abc.go.com/soaps/
Debbie's Unofficial R.A.T.S.C. Homepage (Debbie <joew@iquest.net>)
!    http://members.iquest.net/~joew/mainratsc.htm
Many soaps (Suzanne Lanoue <suzanne@pe.net>)
!    http://207.137.99.72/soaps/soaps.htm
Links to many soap WWW pages, & the r.a.t.s.* newsgroups (Jeff Jungblut)
    http://members.aol.com/soaplinks/index.html
Links to many soap WWW pages, & the r.a.t.s.* newsgroups
      Soap Opera Online Directory (do@drcreations.com)
!    http://soapinfo.com/sood/
+ Information on soap happenings-Soap Opera Events Calendar (do@drcreations.com)
+    http://www.drcreations.com/cgi-bin/webcal.pl
Delphi's Soap Opera forum (all soaps) ((Angela Howell <angehowe@delphi.com> &
	Donna Bridges <cavalier@alltel.net>)
    http://www.delphi.com/soapopera
Sony's Links to many soaps (including Sony's DOOL & Y&R)
!    http://www.soapcity.com/
Link to updates for ALL the soaps! (TV Guide)
!    http://www.tvguide.com/soaps/


If you've read all of the above, and still have questions regarding
WWW itself - what it means, how to access it, and what is a URL
anyway??? - you can get more info by reading a FAQ specifically about 
WWW.  One which I think looks valuable (and gives references to other
WWW FAQs as well) can be gotten by sending email to 
mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with "send /pub/usenet/news.answers/www/guide" 
(no quotes!) in the body of the message.


Thanks to Jeff Jungblut (jeff@port-charles.com) and May a.k.a. Ms. Purple
(may@cup.hp.com).


Subject: 14. Is there an ftp archive for rec.arts.tv.soaps.* from which 
             I can retrieve past posts?

Most news sites expire articles after a week or two, and some even 
more quickly.  The only two posts which I *know* are archived via 
ftp are the soaps-faq and the soaps-abbrevs, as mentioned in the soaps-faq.

However, there's now (1995) a www site http://dejanews.com, which is
an archive for all Usenet posts except for those posted to alt.*,
talk.*, soc.*, and *.binary groups.  The posts are archived for at
least one year.  Users have the option of creating a query filter
(which will allow one to search by newsgroup name), or simply by
keyword (ex: if you'd lost a post of your own, you might set the
search to look for your real or email name; however, if you use
more than one word in a search, the default operator is "OR" - to 
search for "joe jones", you'd want to search for "joe & jones".).

There's another www site http://www.altavista.digital.com/, which is
similar to Deja News.  Using the Alta Vista engine, you can search
either usenet or the WWW, and it has a finer screen for subjects than
Deja News.  (It doesn't look at the alt. or talk. usenet newsgroups
either.)  Try using Advanced Query, and do read the Help sections.

Also, since January 1992, the entire Usenet newsfeed has been made 
available on CD-ROM, so you may be able to find what you want that way.  
You can get more information on "NetNews on CD's" from CD Publishing 
Corporation, 4824 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada   V5V 4H4,
phone numbers: 604-874-1430, 800-333-7565 (USA), 604-874-1431 (FAX),
or email: info@CDPublishing.com <note - when trying to email this
address in 1998, it was defunct>.  In the near future, their product 
information will also be available via Gopher at 
gopher.CDPublishing.com(TCP/70).  I contacted them in October of 1993,
and they said that for those who would like just a rec.arts.tv.soaps
archive CD, they could make custom one-off for them.  

DISCLAIMER:  I have no association with CD Publishing Corporation, and
don't even have a CD-ROM player.


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