Usenet, or Netnews, is a world-wide distributed discussion system. Traditional access to newsgroups, or discussion fora, requires newsreader software and access to a newsserver. Many ISPs provide access to a newsserver as part of their service package. This section provides general information about Usenet. Usenet Computers.
Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers. It was developed from the general-purpose UUCP dial-up network architecture. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers. It was developed from the general-purpose UUCP dial-up network architecture. Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in 1979, and it was established in 1980. Users read and post messages to one or more categories, known as newsgroups. Usenet resembles a bulletin board system in many respects and is the precursor to Internet forums that are widely used today. Discussions are threaded, as with web forums and BBSs, though posts are stored on the server sequentially. The name comes from the term "users network".
- Usenet Category
- Usenet II - Usenet II was a proposed alternative to the classic Usenet hierarchy, started in 1998. Unlike the original Usenet, it was peered only between "sound sites" and employs a system of rules to keep out spam. The network still exists, but has carried almost no posts apart from FAQs for many years.
- Reddit - Reddit is an American social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website. Registered members submit content to the site such as links, text posts, and images, which are then voted up or down by other members.
- Newsreader (Usenet)
- EasyNews (since 1994).
- Giganews (since 1994).
- Astraweb (since 1997).
- Computer-mediated communication
- Pre?World Wide Web online services
- Online chat
- Computer networks
- Authoritative Active File www
Maintained by the Big Eight Moderation Team at isc. Active File.org. This active file is a complete and current list of newsgroups available. Not limited to the "Big 8" groups only.
- A Wikipedia: Usenet www
A presentation of Usenet: its history, Usenet, terms and organization along with technical details and information on binary content. Wikipedia: Usenet.
- History Usenet on Livinginternet.com www
History of Usenet as a whole and of specific hierarchies like alt. Livinginternet.com.*, bitnet and fidonet, old Usenet maps, the way the newsgroups work and how to use them, tips on advanced use, useful links. Usenet on Livinginternet.com.
- Selection Jukka Korpela's Material About Usenet www
Selection of links to material on Usenet. Korpela's Material About Usenet. Editorials by Jukka explaining the workings of Usenet and the reasons for certain conventions. Jukka Korpela's Material About Usenet.
- Lists Finding the Appropriate Newsgroup www
Lists of groups listed according to where to post common kinds of posts, the Appropriate Newsgroup, where to read about common topics, and so on. Finding the Appropriate Newsgroup.
- Explanation About News-Posting, by J R Stockton www
Explanation of Usenet terms and tips on how to write and post to Usenet. About News-Posting, by J R Stockton.
- Explains User's Guide to the Changing Usenet www
Explains how RFDs (Requests For Discussion) and CFVs (Call For Votes) can be used to change a Usenet newsgroup. Guide to the Changing Usenet. Gives tips on how to stay abreast of changes in newsgroups and how to be an active participant. User's Guide to the Changing Usenet.
- Offers Binaries4all www
Offers binary newsgroup tutorials covering downloading, Binaries4all, posting and use of software tools. Includes messageboard. Binaries4all.
- Homepage yEnc - Encoding for Usenet and E-mail www
Homepage of the public domain encoding format widely used in binary newsgroups. Encoding for Usenet and E-mail. A stand alone yEnc decoder is also available for download with its source code. yEnc - Encoding for Usenet and E-mail.
- Timo Links to Professor Timo Salmi's FAQ Material www
Timo Salmi has advice on how to participate effectively in Usenet. Professor Timo Salmi's FAQ Material. Topics include: Proper quoting, proper signatures, how to respond to "crackpots", where to put test postings and other important topics. Links to Professor Timo Salmi's FAQ Material.
- Information NewsgroupReviews.com www
Information and reviews on newsgroup access providers and newsreaders along with basic tutorials. NewsgroupReviews.com.
- A How to Usenet www
A brief introduction to Usenet, Usenet, particularly focusing on selecting a server and choosing a newsreader. Also features a collection of useful links. How to Usenet.
- Brief Rules for Posting to Usenet www
Brief introduction to Usenet and appropriate guidelines to follow for posting. Rules for Posting to Usenet.
- An Free Advice on Usenet News www
An editorial introduction to Usenet. Free Advice on Usenet News.
- Dedicated Freedom Knights of Usenet www
Dedicated to free speech, Knights of Usenet, and its implementation on Usenet, an alternative point of view. Information about Usenet sites of Virtue and surviving UDPs. Freedom Knights of Usenet.
- General AnchorDudes Usenet Newsgroup Server FAQ www
General presentation of binary newsgroups: specific terms, Usenet Newsgroup Server FAQ, provider comparison with a pricing table, newsgroup listings and a quick review of newsreader software. AnchorDudes Usenet Newsgroup Server FAQ.
- Information Mib Software: Usenet Rapid Knowledge Transfer www
Information about Usenet for users and developers. Mib Software: Usenet Rapid Knowledge Transfer.
- An Internet Software Consortium www
An FTP site with archives of various Usenet related documents. Software Consortium. Includes active files, control messages, list of Usenet hierarchies. Internet Software Consortium.
- Tim Snoozenet www
Tim Pierce's New's Hacking page. Snoozenet. Includes links to RFC 977, 1036, son-of-1036. Snoozenet.
- Presents Beginner's Guide to Newsgroup Newsreaders www
Presents newsgroups and newsreaders with a particular focus on binary newsgroups. Beginner's Guide to Newsgroup Newsreaders.
- Web-based Usenet Replayer www
Web-based Usenet tools, Replayer, including news resources archive, news server search, posting and retrieving of Usenet messages, advertising products, and forgery cancellations. Free. Usenet Replayer.
- Offers Usenet-Newsgroups.com www
Offers reviews of several websites on newsgroups. Usenet-Newsgroups.com. Includes a forum where users can share ideas and get assistance. Usenet-Newsgroups.com.
- A The Usenet Newbie Project www
A global presentation of Usenet: how to access it, Usenet Newbie Project, how to read posts, explanation of technical terms and acronyms. The Usenet Newbie Project.
- A Pi's Smiley List www
A list of smilies used on Usenet. Pi's Smiley List.
- Offers Australian Usenet www
Offers the latest news about Australian ISPs' Usenet services, Usenet, also includes tutorials on how to get started with programs like Alt.Binz, Newsleecher and Grabit along with a collection of links. Australian Usenet.
- Tutorials Slyck's Guide to the Newsgroups www
Tutorials on binary newsgroups : how to download, Guide to the Newsgroups, verify, combine and decode files as well as how to post them. Tutorials on other topics such as IRC and P2P are also available. Slyck's Guide to the Newsgroups.
- Explains CanadianAlien www
Explains how to use binary newsgroups. CanadianAlien.
- Dealing alt.syntax.tactical FAQ www
Dealing with Trolls Crossposting and Flames. alt.syntax.tactical FAQ.
- An Beware the Troll www
An internet troll is someone who fishes for people's confidence and, the Troll, once found, exploits it. This essay explores the psychology of trolls and how to deal with them. Beware the Troll.
- Informatie nl.* info-pagina www
Informatie over de Nederlandse tak van Usenet nl. info-pagina.*: namen, charters en FAQs van nieuwsgroepen, regels en tips. nl.* info-pagina.
- Uitleg Regels voor het posten van artikelen www
Uitleg over de Nettiquette; de gedragsregels op Usenet. Regels voor het posten van artikelen.
- Short Why is Bottom-posting better than Top-posting? www
Short lesson by A. Bottom-posting better than Top-posting?. Smit and H.W. de Haan explaining how threaded conversations such as found on Usenet are adversely affected by those who "top post" instead of "bottom post" their replies. Why is Bottom-posting better than Top-posting?.
- Explains The Bincancel FAQ www
Explains why one should not post huge binaries to non-binary newsgroups. The Bincancel FAQ.
- How Godwin's Law FAQ www
How to post about Nazis and get away with it -- explains "Godwin's Law". Godwin's Law FAQ.
- A The Subtle Art of Trolling www
A guide to recreational trolling that defines a troll on Usenet and explains how to create entertaining trolls using many examples. The Subtle Art of Trolling.
- Metered Newscene.com www
Metered accounts for individuals. Newscene.com. Live retention statistics and system status page. Newscene.com.
- Small Usenet Ranger www
Small usenet service for individuals. Ranger. Offers live help via instant messenger. For users who can't access Internet for a few days, downloads requested files if they become available and makes them available on a ftp server. Usenet Ranger.
- International europa.* www
International newsgroups hierarchy for topics covering the continent of Europe. europa.*.
- A Master List of Newsgroup Hierarchies www
A complete list of newsgroup hierarchies and their descriptions. Master List of Newsgroup Hierarchies.
- Alexa: Usenet Computers
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Usenet Computers
- DMOZ: Usenet Computers
dmoz.org Directory: Usenet Computers