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  • Authoritative active file: Maintained by the Big Eight Moderation Team at This active file is a complete and current list of newsgroups available. Not limited to the "Big 8" groups only.
  • About News-Posting, by J R Stockton: Explanation of Usenet terms and tips on how to write and post to Usenet.
  • Alternate Usenet TOP 1000: An alternate to the Freenix Top 1000 site.
  • Amiga Network News: Amiga newsgroup summaries.
  • Computer Partners: Brief explanation of newsgroups and instructions for using Netscape Navigator or Outlook Express for reading newsgroups.
  • Finding the Appropriate Newsgroup: Lists of groups listed according to where to post common kinds of posts, where to read about common topics, and so on.
  • Free Advice on Usenet News: An editorial introduction to Usenet.
  • Freedom Knights of Usenet: Dedicated to free speech, and its implementation on Usenet, an alternative point of view. Information about Usenet sites of Virtue and surviving UDPs.
  • Internet Software Consortium: An FTP site with archives of various Usenet related documents. Includes active files, control messages, list of Usenet hierarchies.
  • Jukka Korpela's Material about Usenet: Selection of links to material on Usenet. Editorials by Jukka explaining the workings of Usenet and the reasons for certain conventions.
  • Kevin Butler's Simple Guide to Newsgroups: A brief history about the origin of newsgroups and tips on how to participate in newsgroups.
  • Links to Professor Timo Salmi's FAQ material: Timo Salmi has extensive advice on how to participate effectively in Usenet. Topics include: Proper quoting, proper signatures, how to respond to "crackpots", where to put test postings and other important topics.
  • Master List of Newsgroup Hierarchies: A complete list of newsgroup hierarchies and their descriptions.
  • Mib Software Usenet Rapid Knowledge Transfer: Information about Usenet for users and developers.
  • Netscan Newsgroup Tracker: Social statistics on Usenet groups including number of posts and crossposts.
  • News Group Subscription tutorials on how to download files from binary newsgroups, such as movies, mp3s and programs.
  • Rules for posting to Usenet: Brief introduction to Usenet and appropriate guidelines to follow for posting.
  • SmR-usenet: Usenet tutorials, FAQs, and reviews of usenet providers. Also providing free posting services via NNTP for text-only newsgroups.
  • Snoozenet: Tim Pierce's New's Hacking page. Includes links to RFC 977, 1036, son-of-1036.
  • The Usenet Newbie Project: Learn everything about the Usenet in one place. How to access it, how to read posts, explanation of technical terms and acronyms and how to create your own Newsgroups.
  • Top 1000 Usenet Sites: Statistics on Usenet sites calculated by taking a sample of news articles on many sites. Participation open to all Usenet sites, no matter how small. Stats available through mailing list or on this site.
  • Usenet Peering Page: Usenet providers and other organizations, who are running a Usenet server, looking for Usenet peers can enter their information on the website if they want to be contacted by others in the Usenet community.
  • Usenet Portal: Categorized links to web sites concerning technical aspects of usenet, tutorials, open usenet servers, and all aspects of usenet. Reviews and ratings of Usenet providers, articles about newsgroups, and NNTP software suggestions.
  • Usenet Replayer: Web-based Usenet tools, including news resources archive, news server search, posting and retrieving of Usenet messages, advertising products, and forgery cancellations. Free.
  • User's Guide to the Changing Usenet: Explains how RFDs (Requests For Discussion) and CFVs (Call For Votes) can be used to change a Usenet newsgroup. Gives tips on how to stay abreast of changes in newsgroups and how to be an active participant.
  • W-net : Everything About Usenet: Usenet basics. Learn about newsgroups from scratch. Learn how to get banned Newsgroups. Partial list of Newsgroups.
  • Have the news from Usenet newsgroups delivered to your mail-inbox.
  • pi's smiley list: Comprehensive list of smilies used on Usenet.

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