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Section - 18. What newsgroups exist?

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Usenet is the name of a world-wide discussion system.  It consists of 
tens of thousands of "newsgroups," which are organised underneath 
various hierarchies.

alt.gothic <news:alt.gothic> blinked into existence around Halloween 
1991, and may have been the first online discussion forum specifically 
for goths.  (Amusing historical note: it was a spin-off of Dominion, the 
electronic mailing list for The Sisters Of Mercy.)

alt.gothic was a phenomenal success, and in June 1995 uk.people.gothic 
<news:uk.people.gothic> was created to offer a more UK-focused 
discussion.  (alt.gothic is for international discussion, but is very 
US-centric.)

Other newsgroups which may be of interest include:

  * The Australian group, aus.culture.gothic <news:aus.culture.gothic>

  * German group, de.soc.subkultur.gothic <news:de.soc.subkultur.gothic>

  * For French speakers, alt.gothic.francophone
    <news:alt.gothic.francophone>

  * alt.gothic.fashion <news:alt.gothic.fashion>, for the discussion of
    pointy boots, hair dye, and makeup tips

  * Music-related groups which have varying proportions of goths
    amongst their readership:

      * alt.gothic.music <news:alt.gothic.music>

      * alt.music.gothic <news:alt.music.gothic>

      * rec.music.industrial <news:rec.music.industrial>

      * uk.music.alternative <news:uk.music.alternative>

Usenet can be accessed through a web interface, such as Google Groups 
<http://groups.google.com/>; however for a much better experience you 
should use dedicated newsreader software such as Forte Agent, Microsoft 
Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird or Turnpike.

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